Patron Program

Patron Program

The Patron Program is designed to increase your organization’s interaction with school foodservice and child nutrition professionals. Through this program, your company will enjoy greater exposure and access to school foodservice professionals nationwide. All segments of the foodservice industry are encouraged to join this program. Listed below are the benefits associated with membership in the Patron Program.

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2012 Patron Recognition Video

For more information or to upgrade your membership to the Patron Program, please contact Sherry Carrigan, SNA Vice President of Industry Relations & Development, at 301-686-3151 or

Patron Program Benefits

Automatic Corporate Industry Membership

  • Exclusive Annual Patron Meeting with presentations from the SNA Executive Team and SNA Senior Staff
  • Exclusive opportunity to host Board of Directors Dinner at Committee Days, National Leadership Conference and Annual National Conference
  • Free association research on the school nutrition market
  • Free subscription to SNA’s new District Profiles
  • Free subscription to SNA trendSETS – emailed quarterly
  • A 10% discount on advertising in School Nutrition Magazine
  • A 35% discount on List Rentals
  • A $500 discount on Boot Camp registration
  • A free Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) Attendee List
  • A free Legislative Action Conference (LAC) Attendee List
  • A free Annual National Conference (ANC) Attendee List
  • SNA Patron Logo to use for promotional purposes
  • Tag line for promotional use will be “Supporting school nutrition professionals and the children they serve.”
  • Subscription to Industry Insider, a monthly e-newsletter on SNA activities designed specifically for Industry Members
  • Daily email of links to child nutrition-related news clips, upon request. To request service, please contact Julie Burke at
  • Up to five corporate official contacts
  • Up to five subscriptions to School Nutrition Magazine
  • Every employee receives access to the members only section of SNA’s Web site
  • All employees receive the industry member registration rate for all SNA meetings
  • List of SNA State Directors, Presidents and Newsletter Editors
  • List of State School Foodservice Conferences
  • List of all SNA Meetings and Conferences


  • One free registration at the Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC)
  • One free registration at the Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington
  • Annual National Conference benefits
    • Recognition listing in the ANC Program Guide and on ANC signage
    • Exhibit Hall booth signs that identify Patrons down the rows & aisles
    • Five tickets to the Farewell Event
    • Five additional name badges
  • Exclusive invitation to attend the National Leadership Conference (NLC) (a conference for state leaders and committee members)
  • Discounted member registration for all SNA meetings for all individuals affiliated with the organization

Exhibitor Benefits

  • A free 10-by-10 foot exhibit space
  • Opportunity at ANC to choose booth space for following year prior to non-Patron exhibitors

CN Marketplace Benefits

  • Preferred placement in all predefined searches
  • SNA Patron logo displayed next to company name
  • Free Basic Level as an SNA Member

Foundation Friend Benefits

  • Contribution is tax deductible
  • SNF Friends logo for use in your organization’s ads and promotional materials
  • Listing in the ANC Program Guide, School Nutrition magazine and donor signs

To become a Patron Member of SNA, please contact Nicolette Daleske at (800) 877-8822, ext. 173 or by email.


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