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Professional Learning

School Meal Policy in the COVID-19 Era

This informational webinar explores the policy and practice of feeding hungry children in the midst of an epidemic. Learn how NEA and food service workers are responding despite the obstacles and risks.
Megan McCurley and Becky Sanford-DeRousie load boxes of food for families Alex Boerner
Megan McCurley, left, and Becky Sanford-DeRousie load boxes of food while preparing the fresh food market at the Vlub Boulevard Elementary School in Durham, NC

At a Glance

NEA lobbyist, Christin Driscoll, NEA New Mexico Director of Instruction and Professional Learning, Ignacio Sanchez, and Angelica Castañon, Senior Policy Analyst with NEA’s Education Policy and Practice team, lead this timely and relevant discussion.


  • COVID-19
  • Positive School Environments


  • Understand current policy and practice of feeding hungry children in the midst of a pandemic.
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: July 22, 2020


Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

1 hour

Session Format


This is a previously offered webinar focused on the professional growth of ESPs. It is being made available for viewing by individuals or groups of individuals. Note that certificates of completion are not available for participation in informational webinar recordings.

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