The School Nutrition Association of Arizona is part of a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 59,000 members and over 1,000 Arizona state members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the state.
Well-nourished students, prepared to succeed.
We empower and support school nutrition professionals in advancing the accessibility, quality and integrity of school nutrition programs.
Integrity: Act ethically and responsibly, always.
Inclusion: Embrace different perspectives and ideas from SNA’s diverse membership.
Collaboration: Share strategies and solutions to achieve professional excellence.
Commitment: Embody care and compassion for student well-being.
Innovation: Drive change with creativity and strategic thinking.
Courage: Resolve to protect and defend school nutrition programs.
SNA/SNAAZ Strategic Goals
School nutrition professionals will continually improve their knowledge and skills to administer, manage, deliver and sustain successful school meal programs.
Policy makers, school officials, parents and school nutrition professionals will rely on SNA as the leading advocate for school nutrition programs.
Membership & Community
School nutrition programs nationwide will be strengthened through the engagement, leadership and collaboration among SNA’s members, state associations, the School Nutrition Foundation, allied partners and other stakeholders
Governance & Operations
SNA will have a financially sustainable funding model with a nimble governance and headquarters staff structure that is aligned with the strategic plan and reflects contemporary business practices
What Our Members Have to Say
SNAAZ membership allows access to attend conferences, meet school nutrition associates, share ideas, and learn new industry concepts.
Mary VenableParadise Valley Schools
I appreciate the members of SNAAZ. They are always helpful and we can always count on their feedback and direction. We love getting new members involved and recommend everyone should be a part of SNAAZ and join their local chapter to get hands on experience and network with other professionals.
Corenda LewisWestside Chapter President
My membership has afforded me the ability to stay up with the proposed regulations happening in congress that affect the school nutrition industry. And with the help of other state members, I have had the chance to help reorganize a chapter that has been disabled for 20+ years.
Stephen ProtzTucson Unified School District
SNAAZ gives me the opportunity to connect with many different Child Nutrition professionals throughout the state, helping me to grow professionally.
Ronald BeckLitchfield Schools
SNAAZ provides countless opportunities to grow professionally and network with amazing leaders in school nutrition. With every conference and meeting, I can always count on learning something new and valuable to take back to our schools. I highly recommend becoming a member of SNAAZ to anyone working in child nutrition!
Brienne BergCreighton Schools
My membership with SNAAZ has been extremely beneficial in networking and collaborating with peers to determine best practices for our nutrition programs. They offer plenty of opportunities to learn more, grow professionally, as well become a leader in the industry.
Jasmine SwierLaveen School District
I have been a SNAAZ member for 5 years now. The conferences are great opportunities for new menu ideas and ways to increase student meal participation. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and networking with school nutrition professionals from other districts and across the whole state of Arizona. One significant opportunity that SNAAZ provided me, was by offering the SNS test at the State Conference.
Natalie TenneyGilbert Schools
When I first got into the school nutrition, it was recommended to join SNAAZ. I am so glad I did. I have met some of my best friends through SNAAZ. When I became a director I was so fortunate to have a group of fantastic directors mentor me and help me get through my first year as a new director.
Shannon GleaveGlendale Schools
I have been a member for 18 years and have been able to go to several State and National Conferences. I have been touched by many speakers. I have to say I have enjoyed every class I have taken and am so thankful that I have had this opportunity to learn more about my profession.
April SmithYuma School District
I’ve been with my district for over 31 years and have been a SNAAZ member most of that time. Over the years I have learned so much from Professional Growth, SNIC and the Annual State Conferences. The sessions offered at the conferences are always informative to help everyone keep up with the “latest and greatest” info and news when it comes to Child Nutrition. And networking with our peers is always the best. Thank you SNAAZ for all you do!
Sandy RogersParadise Valley School District
We are a state affiliate to the School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents over 55,000 individuals who have made a commitment to child nutrition.