COVID-19 School Nutrition Resource Center

In the time of the coronavirus pandemic, your school district, like many organizations, has been faced with many new challenges. We’ve gathered resources below to help guide you and your cafeterias through these unprecedented times.


School Cafeteria Meal Ordering and Payment Safety 2020

• For school food service professionals

• Cash considerations

• CDC coronavirus guidance

• Cafeteria point-of-sale system options

Download the white paper (PDF)


Solutions to Support Social Distancing in the Cafeteria

• Touchless technology

• Reducing lunch lines

• Reducing face to face transactions and cash handling

• Social distancing and cleanliness best practices




School Nutrition Association Resources

Nearly 22 million kids depend on free or reduced meals. Understanding how to continue to run these programs during the COVID-19 closures is vital. Click here to get the most recent communication from the SNA as well as other useful links.


Funding Your Lunch Program During COVID-19

• Programs that can fund your food service department

• Strategies for qualifying students and families for free and reduced status

• Address new USDA regulations surrounding student status and feeding students

• Methods of communication with parents