2021 MSNA Election Results Are In

Thank you to all the MSNA members who took the time to vote for the future officers of our association. We have some great leadership talent that will be stepping up to lead the association in the years ahead! Congratulations to the new Vice President, Michele Hawkinson, from Tracy Area Public Schools; Nutrition Chair Jennifer Walters, from Winona Public Schools; and Leadership Development Committee Glen Ritter, from Inver Grove Heights Public Schools. We appreciate all the 2021 ballot candidates for your enthusiasm, professionalism and courage by making this important commitment to serve school nutrition programs. 

SNA Annual National Conference Will Be Virtual This Year 

Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and especially due to continued concerns for the health and safety of all members, industry partners, volunteer leaders, staff, and other stakeholders, SNA has announced its Annual National Conference (ANC) will be held virtually during the week of July 12, 2021. For more details, click here.

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

The non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) applauded the announcement 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. SNA has called for waiver extensions to address ongoing challenges of school meal service during the pandemic and to ensure all hungry students continue to have safe access to healthy school meals whether they are learning in school or from home. SNA supports extending COVID-19 waivers through School Year 2021/22 to maintain grab-and-go meal options and pandemic safety measures for students and staff. 

MSNA Annual Conference Registration is open!

Plan to join us! Registration is now open for MSNA’s 64th Annual State Conference, August 1-4, 2021, at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center. Congratulations to everyone - we made it through the past year and now it is time for some enthusiastic education sessions, fun and networking! Our MSNA Conference Committee has worked extremely hard getting things in place for the conference, ensuring this conference will be one of our best! A huge "Thank You" to the committee for their hard work and a thank you to all of our school and industry members for their patience as we navigated through this ever-evolving new normal. We are looking forward to the 64th Annual State Conference as the “School Event of the Year” with our exciting keynote speakers, Holly Hoffman, Chef Sean Sherman and Chris Heeter. The exhibit hall (Vendor Show) will be open on Tuesday, August 3 - and our vendors are excited to showcase their fantastic products!
Click here for a message from our opening speaker, Holly Hoffman! 

You can find all the information on registration, hotels, safety info, keynote speaker info and much more by clicking on the links. This year, registration is online only. To get started, watch the tutorial on how to login in and how to register. Early Bird Registration ends on June 30th!!

Vendors, please use the vendor show tab to find all the forms for the vendor show on August 3rd. Early bird vendor show registration is June 30th!

 

SNIP Conference Rescheduled to October 27-29, 2021

The MSNA Executive Board has made the decision to reschedule the SNIP Conference from May 5-7 to October 27-29th at Breezy Point Resort in Brainerd, MN, due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus. We are following all CDC and state guidelines and are looking forward to meeting safely, in person in the fall. Conference and hotel registration will open in August! For more details, click here.