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.
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 [...]
Recently, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Kevin Concannon sent a letter to state school officers on the topic of unpaid meal charges. Within the letter USDA points to the recent incident in Utah on the topic of unpaid meal charges. USDA provides different scenarios placing the expectation on state and local [...]
Posted on 18. Feb, 2014 by msna.
It sounds like something Food Network would produce. Winona Area Public Schools, in collaboration with community partners, is holding its second annual school lunch recipe contest, where students, families and community members can compete for culinary domination. The challenge: create a healthy side-dish for a school full of hungry middle school students. The prize: A [...]
Posted on 05. Feb, 2014 by msna.
Register now for the MSNA Legislative Conference! This year’s MSNA Legislative Conference will be held on March 12, 2014 in St. Paul, MN. We need you to help lobby for MSNA’s legislative priorities and our voice needs to be stronger than ever!! Once again we could be facing a potential unfunded mandate that would require [...]