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2020 MSNA State Conference Canceled

64th Annual State Conference Canceled

The Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) regretfully announces the cancellation of the August 2020 Annual State Conference in St. Cloud due to ongoing public safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. After thorough review of public health recommendations and assessing potential impacts for conference attendees, MSNA Executive Board and Conference Committee made the difficult decision, which closely follows the cancellation announcement of SNA’s Annual National Conference planned for July.

SNA Urges USDA to Keep School Meals Safe and Accessible for ALL Students

On July 10th, SNA sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to request that USDA take swift action to guarantee safe and reliable access to healthy school meals and ensure school meal programs can remain fiscally sustainable. SNA urges USDA to allow school meal programs to continue serving students through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or Seamless Summer Option (SSO) and to immediately extend all SFSP/SSO COVID-19 waivers, including Area Eligibility waivers, through the end of SY 2020/2021. Due to current obstacles and the enormous financial impacts of the pandemic on families and school meal programs, SNA is requesting that all schools be allowed to serve meals to all students at no charge. This change will significantly speed up service, reduce the risk of disease exposure and ensure eligible students have consistent access to free meals without being overtly identified as needy in front of their peers.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 MSNA election!
Thank you to all the MSNA members who took the time to vote for the future officers of our association and to the excellent slate of candidates we had this year! We have some great leadership talent that will be stepping up to steer MSNA in the years ahead!
Vice President - Cheryl Pick, Foley Public Schools
Secretary/Treasurer – Vickie Speltz, Lewiston-Altura Schools
Leadership Development Committee - Jennifer Walters, Winona Area Public Schools
Industry Chair – Steve Martel, General Mills K-12 Foodservice