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MSNA Annual Conference Update

MSNA continues to consider all options in relation to COVID-19’s impact on the Association’s Annual State Conference at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St Cloud, August 2-5, 2020. MSNA is engaged in ongoing discussions with the St. Cloud Visitors Bureau & River’s Edge Convention Center concerning the effect of th…

USDA has announced new nationwide waivers to grant states additional flexibility for meal service during COVID-19 school closures. These waivers include:      Nationwide Meal Pattern Waiver: FNS has provided nationwide approval for states to locally waive specific meal pattern requirements as needed to support access t…

President Trump signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which contains several provisions to support school nutrition programs working to serve students during coronavirus-related school closures. Notably, the bill: 1.  Provides the Secretary of Agriculture with the authority to grant states with…