Latest Press Releases

Take a look at what’s happening right now in school nutrition by reviewing SNA’s latest press releases. Reporters seeking additional information and interviews should visit SNA's For the Media page.

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SNA Praises USDA for New Waiver Addressing Supply Chain Challenges

September 16, 2021

SNA thanked USDA for the Department’s quick response to SNA member concerns regarding continued supply chain disruptions for school meal programs nationwide.  


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SNA Calls for Passage of the Build Back Better Act

September 10, 2021

SNA is urging the House Education and Labor Committee to advance the Build Back Better Act and Congress to quickly pass the legislation.


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SNA Welcomes Beth Wallace as 2021-2022 President

July 15, 2021

Beth Wallace, MBA, SNS, will represent SNA’s 50,000 school nutrition professional members nationwide and take the helm of the Association as it celebrates its 75th anniversary.


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SNA Survey: Extensive Challenges Persist into SY 2021-22

July 8, 2021

SNA’s Back to School 2021 Survey of 1,368 school meal program directors nationwide reveals serious financial and operational challenges for the upcoming school year and grave concerns regarding the impact of future sodium regulations.


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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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