SNA AWARDS PROGRAM

ABOUT SNA AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

THE SNA AWARDS PROGRAM IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT THE OUTSTANDING AND IMPORTANT WORK OF SNA MEMBERS AND STATE AFFILIATES!

SNA Awards and Scholarships

The SNA awards program is a great opportunity to highlight the outstanding and important work of SNA members and state affiliates!

Members and state associations are eligible for many awards and honors that recognize their achievements in school foodservice, leadership, membership recruitment and professional development. Each year SNA awards are presented to its outstanding members and state association leaders at the Annual National Conference (ANC) during the State Awards Ceremony and General Sessions.

NOMINATE A COLLEAGUE YOU ADMIRE!

SNA MEMBER AWARDS

SNA celebrates members who work every day to ensure well-nourished students across the country are prepared for success. Nominate an employee, manager, and/or director you know to be recognized for all of their great contributions!

There are SNA awards to recognize every member type:

Individuals may be nominated by peers, staff, colleagues, or supervisors for these awards. All nominees must be SNA members who hold a SNA Certificate in School Nutrition or the SNS credential throughout the entire awards nomination and judging process.

All state, regional and national SNA award winners are recognized at the State Awards Ceremony at SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) each year. Award winners will receive the following:

  • State winners will receive a certificate and ribbon.
  • Regional winners will receive a pin, certificate, and $50.
  • National winners will receive a plaque and an all-expenses paid trip to ANC, worth up to $1,000.

RECOGNIZING STATE ASSOCIATIONS AND THEIR LEADERS

SNA STATE ASSOCIATION AWARDS

he SNA Awards Program recognizes state associations and their leaders for the outstanding job they do connecting members to valuable resources. Winners of the SNA State Association Awards will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony at the Annual National Conference (ANC).

PRESIDENT’S AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT, IN HONOR OF THELMA FLANAGAN

Each year, SNA awards every state president with the President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan. This award recognizes the dedication and commitment state presidents provide throughout the year to strive to accomplish SNA’s mission and work to meet the SNA strategic goals.

PRESIDENT’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The President’s Award of Excellence recognizes three state presidents each year who demonstrate extraordinary leadership by successfully implementing strategies that advance school nutrition programs in their states and who made the extra effort in achieving excellence in SNA’s strategic goals.

In order to provide equal opportunity for states of different sizes, the President’s Award of Excellence is awarded to one state president in each of the three member divisions:

  • 1-600 Member Division
  • 601-1,200 Member Division
  • 1,201+ Member Division

State Presidents will automatically be entered to win the President’s Award of Excellence once they have submitted the Year-End Report.

MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

Each year, SNA recognizes state associations for increasing membership, attaining the membership goals, and achieving the greatest increase in membership amongst state associations.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Each year, SNA recognizes state associations attaining SNA certificate program goals and achieving the highest increase in SNS credentialing.

ASSISTING MEMBERS TO GROW

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SNA MEMBERS

Do you want to pursue a degree to take your school nutrition career to the next level? Have you always wanted to attend a national school nutrition conference? Could your school kitchen use an upgrade in equipment?

SNF-SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships and grants are available through the School Nutrition Foundation for active SNA members. Click below for details and to apply to:

To view a list of previous scholarship recipients, click here. For questions, please contact scholarships@schoolnutrition.org or (800) 877-8822.

SNA Award Winners

View a list of the 2017 regional and national award winners, as well as previous national winners.

MEMBER  TESTIMONIALS

"SNAAZ membership allows access to attend conferences, meet school nutrition associates, share ideas, and learn new industry concepts."

Mary Venable

Paradise Valley Schools

"I have been involved in the School Nutrition Association and SNAAZ for over 20 years. I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without the help and support of SNAAZ. SNA provided me with scholarship opportunities that helped me to finish my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. "

Michael Clark

Crane School District

"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 Lewis

Westside 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 Protz

Tucson 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 Beck

Litchfield 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 Berg

Creighton 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 Swier

Laveen 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 Tenney

Gilbert 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 Gleave

Glendale 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 Smith

Yuma 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 Rogers

Paradise Valley School District

“Working with the School Nutrition Association of Arizona in partnership with my role at the Dairy Council of Arizona, is vital to meeting my goals and objectives. Through the years, SNAAZ has been a vocal champion of our focus on expanding school breakfast and summer food, providing equipment grants and supporting wellness policy activation with our flagship program, Fuel Up to Play 60.  I firmly believe we have had so much success with our outreach and impact to Arizona schools due to the direct partnership and support of SNAAZ with Dairy Council of Arizona.”

Pat Johnson

Arizona Dairy Council

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