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.​

Rise & Shine Illinois February Newsletter

Click the button to check out our Rise & Shine Illinois February newsletter covering recent updates from P-EBT to National School Breakfast Week.

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School Nutrition Programs: April 2021 Issue of The Outlook Newsletter

Inside this month’s issue:

  • Equipment Grant Deadline Reminder: Apply by April 2,
  • Signup for ISBE's Wellness Conference in July,
  • USDA expands flexibilities through the summer,
  • Celebrate Nutrition Champions,
  • 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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Free School Meals Extended Through SY 2020-21

USDA announced the extension of all SFSP and SSO waivers through the end of SY 2020/21. SNA applauded USDA and Congress for their work to address challenges faced by school nutrition professionals, working to feed hungry children during the pandemic.


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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.



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