About School Nutrition Association


The School Nutrition Association is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.


Well-nourished students prepared for success.


Educating and empowering members to provide healthy meals to foster an environment where children achieve overall wellness and lifelong success.


  • Collaboration, Relationship Building and Teamwork
  • Compassionate, Caring, Commitment and Service
  • Lifelong Wellness and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Passion for Lifelong Learning and Professional Development
  • Integrity and Ethics


I. Education & Professional Development
SNA will be seen as the authoritative source for school nutrition professionals to find the necessary knowledge, training and resources to excel in their careers.

II. Public Image
SNA will enhance the credibility and professionalism of school nutrition programs and the Association nationwide by promoting the benefits of school meals; the expertise of school nutrition professionals; and providing clarity regarding the complexities of the profession.

III. Advocacy
SNA will be recognized as a leader in advocacy, building relationships with strategic partners in order to strengthen and unify our voice on policy issues regarding school nutrition.

IV. Community
SNA collaborate with state affiliates, industry and allied partners, to strengthen school nutrition programs nationwide.

V. Membership
SNA will support and strengthen its growing membership to further engage school nutrition professionals in the mission to make a healthy difference in the lives of children and to ensure the future of the Association.

View the Strategic Framework Brochure here.


SNA Overview
Recognized as the authority on school nutrition, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education since 1946.

Board of Directors
List of the current Board of Directors for the School Nutrition Association.

Legislative Action Center
Find resources and information on major legislation, policies and regulations, national nutrition standards and more.

Position Statements
The School Nutrition Association's position statements reflect the Association’s point of view relating to particular issues.

Non Endorsement Policy
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) does not permit its name, logo or written materials to be copied, republished, excerpted, hypertext-linked to a Web site, or otherwise used for any commercial purpose, including advertising, or to suggest any endorsement, affiliation or sponsorship of any third-party product or service, without the prior written permission of SNA. Accordingly, no entity or individual may, in any written, verbal or electronic communication, including but not limited to press releases, promotional materials, advertisements, articles, videotapes, emails, telephone calls or face-to-face discussions, state or imply in any way that SNA has endorsed, recommended, approved, sponsored or taken any other position regarding any product or service without SNA's prior written consent.



Board of Directors

School Nutrition Association Board

Leah Schmidt, SNS

Julia Bauscher, SNS

Vice President
Jean Ronnei, SNS

Melanie Konarik, SNS