The Latest from SNA

Take a look at what’s happening right now in school nutrition by reviewing SNA’s latest press releases, as well as access archived materials for background and research purposes.

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Latest Press Releases

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SNA Recognizes 2021 National Industry Member of the Year

May 11, 2021

SNA has named Wanda Moore McDowell, Southeast Region Sales Manager for Super Bakery, Inc., as the national Industry Member of the Year.


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SNA Lauds Universal School Meals Program Act

May 7, 2021

SNA is urging support for The Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021, announced today by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Gwyn Moore (D-WI).


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SNA Recognizes National Award Recipients for School Lunch Hero Day

May 6, 2021

In celebration of School Lunch Hero Day (Friday, May 7), SNA has announced regional and national award winners to spotlight the exceptional work of school nutrition directors, managers and employees nationwide.


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SNA Welcomes Biden Proposal to Expand Access to Free School Meals

April 28, 2021

SNA welcomed President Biden’s proposal to allow more schools to participate in the successful Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of The American Families Plan.   


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SNA Applauds USDA Waiver Announcement

April 20, 2021

SNA commended the Biden Administration today for extending several COVID-19 waivers to ensure students can continue to safely receive free school meals through SY 2021/22.


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SNF Announces 2021 Equipment Grant Recipients

April 7, 2021

SNF has announced winners of its 2021 Equipment Grant Program. Five school nutrition professionals are each being awarded up to $65,000 worth of equipment to benefit their school meal programs.


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New USDA Data: Fewer Meals Served, $2B Loss for School Meal Programs

March 17, 2021

New USDA data reveals school meal programs served 30% fewer meals to students and incurred significant losses in federal revenue in the first nine months of the pandemic. SNA continues to urge Congress to provide additional relief funds to keep school meal programs financially sustainable and ensure student access to healthy school meals.


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COVID-19 Waivers, Free School Meals Extended to Sept. 30

March 9, 2021

SNA applauded the announcement today by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of the extension of key COVID-19 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers through September 30, 2021.


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National School Breakfast Week: March 8-12

March 8, 2021

This week, schools across the country will recognize National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) with the “Score Big with School Breakfast” campaign.


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SNA Members to Advocate for Equal Access to School Meals

March 4, 2021

Next week, during SNA’s 49th Legislative Action Conference, more than 775 school meal program operators from across the country will urge Congress to support school meals for all students at no charge and provide financial relief to offset continued meal program losses.


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SNF Launches LEAD to Succeed™ Initiative

February 17, 2021

SNF has launched a new professional development program that is free to all school nutrition professionals. LEAD to Succeed™ is made possible through a $2 million grant from USDA.


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SNA Releases 2021 Position Paper

January 12, 2021

SNA is calling on Congress to permanently offer school meals to all students at no charge through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs and to take additional steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of school meal programs.


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