Minnesota School Nutrition Association
The purpose of the Minnesota School Nutrition Association is to provide our members opportunities for professional development and to build relationships that make a difference in the lives of children.
With over 2,700 state members and industry partners, the professionals of the Minnesota School Nutrition Association are working hard to help children by advancing school nutrition programs. Together, we can make a difference - in our communities, our state and nation.
Posted on 14. Apr, 2014 by msna.
Just two weeks left! Now is your chance to comment on the proposed rule for local school wellness policies, and help us spread the word. On February 26, 2014, USDA Food and Nutrition Service proposed regulations to create a framework and guidelines for written local school wellness policies. This proposed rule detailed guidelines for what [...]
Posted on 23. Mar, 2014 by msna.
Faster than a speeding lunchline, more powerful than a stainless steel cart, able to leap tall stacks of paperwork in a single bound. It’s a bird, it’s a train, it’s ……..YOU! Registration is now open for the MSNA Industry Conference. This conference will help you discover new ways to use your amazing powers in the [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2014 by msna.
The 24th annual MSNA Legislative Conference took place March 12, 2014, in St. Paul with more than 60 MSNA School Food and Industry members in attendance. The attendees received legislative updates and reviewed the MSNA Issue paper, which for the first time had only one priority issue: “Requesting expanded access to free lunch by eliminating [...]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2014 by msna.
Although the majority of Americans feel breakfast is important, hectic mornings make it difficult to fit the meal in every day. In fact, 40 percent of moms say that their child does not eat breakfast daily, according to Kellogg’s Breakfast in America survey. To garner increased participation in the School Breakfast Program, schools throughout Minnesota [...]
Posted on 25. Feb, 2014 by msna.
A commentary from Patricia Montague, chief executive officer of the School Nutrition Association, speaks out about the importance of compassionate policies for students who cannot pay for school meals. “No one wants a child to go hungry, and no one thinks it’s a good idea for students to try learning on an empty stomach. We [...]