The mission of the Illinois School Nutrition Association (ILSNA)

is to mentor our membership in the advancement of good nutrition for all children.


New Training Program from the School Nutrition Foundation

Learn, Educate, Advance and Develop, with training from the School Nutrition Foundation! Their new LEAD to Succeed™ professional development tools were created in partnership with the Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business for both virtual and in-person use, and are available at no cost to all school nutrition professionals. Register now for the first of four modules: “LEARN to Master Difficult Conversations” and begin earning CEUs!


Save the Date for the ISBE SNP Back to School Conference!

The Illinois State Board of Education Nutrition Department's annual School Nutrition Programs Back to School Conference will be virtual for School Year 2021-22. This year’s theme is “It Takes a Community to Feed a Community.” The virtual conference features recorded trainings, exhibitors, and live webinars set for July 19-21, 2021.​

SY 21-22 Paid Lunch Equity Requirements and Guidance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued waivers for School Year 2021-22 allowing School Food Authorities (SFAs) to operate the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO), which provides meals at no cost to all students. Guidance has recently been provided on how SFAs should proceed for Paid Lunch Equity (PLE).


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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

This is an unprecedented time for schools. Watch for updates on how we are responding to the crisis, plus, find resources to help on the School Nutrition Association website and the Illinois ASBO website.



School Nutrition Programs: April 2021 Issue of The Outlook Newsletter

Inside this month’s issue:

  • Meet Nutrition Champions from Across Illinois
  • Read the School Year 2021-22 Update
  • Sign up for SNP Back to School Conference Live Sessions
  • and More!

Please take a moment to review the issue for important news and deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact ISBE’s Nutrition Department. Be sure to bookmark www.isbe.net/nutrition and follow What’s New? for more announcements.

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