2018 annual conference

Thank you for attending the ILSNA Annual Conference, it was a great success! Save the date for the 2019 conference in Oakbrook Terrace June 25-26, 2019

ISBE Update Presentation

Culinary Math Presentation

SB2428 Hunger Free Students Bill of Rights Act

Creates the Hunger-Free Students' Bill of Rights Act. Provides that every school in this State shall provide a federally reimbursable lunch to a student of that school who requests the lunch, regardless of whether the student has the ability to pay for the lunch or owes money for earlier lunches. Provides that if a student owes money for 5 or more lunches, a school shall reach out to the parent or guardian of the student to attempt collection of the owed money and to request that the parent or guardian enroll the student in a free or reduced-price lunch program. Provides that a school may not publicly identify or stigmatize a student who cannot pay for a lunch or who owes money for lunches.

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Breakfast After the Bell Program

Breakfast After the Bell Program

Per PA 99-0850, starting SY2017-18, every public school in which at least 70 percent of the students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunches in October of the preceding year must operate a Breakfast after the Bell Program. Breakfast after the bell means breakfast is provided to children after the instructional day has officially begun and does not prohibit schools from also providing breakfast before instructional day begins. Schools may choose whatever delivery model that best suits the students.

CD Cookbook

ILSNA's CD Cookbook

Due to the overwhelming response to our CD Cookbook offer, we have ordered more copies and are now ready to fill orders again. If you missed out last time it was available, click here to place your order before they're gone again!