School Nutrition Employee Week


Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true Heroes!

School Nutrition Employee Week is the perfect opportunity to recognize the hardworking professionals in school cafeterias. SNA has designated this week to remind everyone—directors, managers, parents, students, and school staff —that school nutrition employees are superheroes that deserve some recognition.


School Lunch Hero Day: Friday May 2, 2014

SNA has partnered with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” book series, and Random House, to kick off SNEW with School Lunch Hero Day on May 2nd. The day aims to showcase the ways in which school nutrition professionals make a difference for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

For details about School Lunch Hero Day, click here. You can also purchase School Lunch Hero Day merchandise online at SNA’s Emporium!

Want to learn more about the inspiration behind School Lunch Hero Day? Watch the video below!

How will you celebrate School Nutrition Employee Week and School Lunch Hero Day this year? Below are a few ideas and tools to help you get started.

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