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Federal Nutrition Programs & the COVID19 Emergency

FNS responded to the COVID-19 emergency by creating new programs, providing flexibilities to existing programs, and other actions. In this session, you'll learn how the agency and programs responded to the emergency. 

Learn how FNS and its federal nutrition assistance programs responded to the COVID-19 emergency.

An understanding of how federal nutrition programs responded to the emergency situation.

USDA Food & Nutrition Service Midwest Region
FNS' mission is to reduce hunger and food insecurity in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and needy people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.

Review the panelists' slides and read about the Food and Nutrition Service's response to COVID-19 here.



Samia Hamdan, MPH, RDN
Chief, School Meals Branch, Special Nutrition Programs
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Midwest Region

Speaker Bio


Julie Mikkelson
Director, of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Midwest Region

Speaker Bio


Alan Shannon
Director, Public Affairs 
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Midwest Region

Speaker Bio

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