February 2022

Midwest Dairy Now Accepting Grant Applications

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Training Resources

January 2022

1/25/22: Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan released their "Supporting Children and Families" plan, which includes funds to support universal meals in MN - a priority in MSNA's 2022 Issue Paper of legislative positions. Please see details below and response statement from MSNA president Carrie Frank:

"As the professionals working to ensure students get the nutrition they need to succeed each school day, our MSNA members have seen firsthand the benefits of providing free meals to all students under current federal waivers, which are set to expire at the end of the school year.  We know our communities benefit from healthy school meals and welcome the opportunity to continue to provide free meals to all MN students through the proposal outlined yesterday by Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. MSNA looks forward to sharing more details as they are provided."

Details on the plan:


April 2021

Starting in May - Farm to School Technical Assistance (TA) Office Hours

SNIP Conference Rescheduled to October 27-29, 2021

March 2021

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

February 2021

SNA ANC Goes Virtual for Summer 2021

MDE Minnesota Harvest Recipe Contest: Now Open!

December 2020

AGRI Farm to School "Full Tray Grant" Deadline Extended to January 21, 2021

Governor Walz Called the Legislature Back for the 7th Special Session of the Year

 November 2020

 USDA Publishes Updated Q&A for SFSP and SSO Extended Waivers for SY 2020-21

 October 2020 

USDA Q&A About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

September 2020

Legislation Allows USDA to Waive School Meal Rules

August 2020

Minnesota Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year

Mask Wearing Tips for School Nutrition Professionals

2020 School Nutrition Industry Partner (SNIP) Conference Cancelled 

2020-21 Executive Board Virtually Installed 

May 2020

2020 MSNA Election of Officers - Results

2020 MSNA State Conference - Canceled

2020 SNA Annual National Conference in Nashville, TN - Canceled 

2020 MSNA and SNA Award - Winners Announced

Minn. Department of Education (MDE) Thanks School Lunch Heroes

Minnesota School Lunch Heroes 2020 Video 

Governor Walz Proclaims May 1, 2020 “Minnesota School Lunch Hero Day”


MSNA Member Resources - Quick Links 

Minnesota Department of Education 

Minnesota Department of Agriculture 

University of Minnesota

Minnesota Farm to School

School Nutrition Association

Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN)

Action for Healthy Kids