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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…

In light of current COVID-19 concerns, MSNA is following state and national recommendations to encourage social distancing to help stop the spread of disease. What this means is that the School Nutrition Industry Partner (SNIP) Conference will be rescheduled for October 28-30, everything else will remain the same! Same…