What's Happening at MSNA?

Recap our latest get-together, read about members in the news, learn about upcoming events, and more!


Thanks for "Socializing at the Saints" with Us

Last Tuesday, June 18, just under 40 MSNA members and guests braved the ominous forecast for a night at CHS Field in St. Paul. We enjoyed a buffet of ballpark favorites, met new acquaintances, and cheered on the Saints before the rain caught up to us midway through the game. We hope you'll join us at our next (dryer) Saints event!


Annual Conference Schedule Now Available

It's time to build out your schedule for the 2024 Annual Conference on August 4-7, 2024 in St. Cloud. Which sessions and speakers will pique your interest? Our workshop committee has focused on providing a well-rounded schedule to ensure the Annual Conference provides "MSNA for All."


Stay tuned for more activities to be added as the conference nears. Click the button below to view the schedule. Visit the conference webpage to learn about our amazing conference keynotes, Jon Colby and April Lewis, as well as book lodging (hotel discounts expire July 3rd!) and more.


Raffle Basket Sign-Up

It's that time of year! We are requesting items and baskets for the Education Scholarship Raffle, taking place on Wednesday, August 7 during the Annual Conference. This year, we were able to award four MSNA members the opportunity to attend a conference of their choice due to the funds raised last year at the conference - thank you!


Please click the button below to learn more and sign-up.

Annual Conference Apparel for Sale

Check out this wide variety of affordable MSNA apparel items, including tee shirts, sweatshirts, and polos! All items must be picked up at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center conference registration area during the conference August 4-7, 2024. Shipping is NOT available.


A portion of the price of the item will go to support MSNA’s Scholarship Fund. Online ordering will be available through Sunday, July 21.


*New!* Save the Date for SNIP

It's time to mark your calendars for the School Nutrition and Industry Partner (SNIP) conference! Join us Wednesday-Friday, October 23-25, 2024 at the Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN, for our annual convening of school nutrition and industry partners. This is your chance to "Invest in Your Success!"


Click the link below and select "Download as iCal file" and "Export Event" to add these dates to your calendar.

Members in the News

Meet Your New Board Members!


MSNA is pleased to announce the outcome of the 2024 Board Member Election. Learn more about our new Board members, Ashley Schneider, Jess Peña, and Kristi Frank.


Read about Ashley, Jess, and Kristi.



Julie Kronabetter, Food and Nutrition Services Director for Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 and MSNA Nutrition Chair, was featured in the Sun Thisweek for her efforts in diversifying menu offerings to students. These efforts helped her win the 2024 MSNA Director of the Year award.


Read about Julie and other 2024 Award Winners


Speak at SNIC!

SNA is seeking proposals for education sessions for the 2025 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC25), January 19-21 in Phoenix, Arizona.