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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SNA applauded Congress for passing a stimulus bill which includes critical funds to offset some of the losses school nutrition programs have incurred during the pandemic.
A new SNA survey reveals the severe financial toll school meal programs have incurred as they adapt to safely meet the nutritional needs of students during the pandemic.
USDA announced the extension of all SFSP and SSO waivers through the end of SY 2020/21. SNA applauded USDA and Congress for their work to address challenges faced by school nutrition professionals, working to feed hungry children during the pandemic.