About the Foundation


Advancing school nutrition programs by providing resources to school nutrition professionals


Well-nourished students prepared for success

Value Proposition

Through collaboration with the School Nutrition Association, allied partners and donors, the School Nutrition Foundation is committed to:

  • identifying and supporting school nutrition research, trends and innovations
  • sharing best practices with the school nutrition community
  • providing scholarships to SNA members for professional development and continuing education

2017-18 Board of Directors

Sandra Ford, SNS
Chief Support Services Officer
Manatee County School District
Bradenton, Fla.

Vice Chair
Kathy Burrill, SNS
Director of Food Service
Chisago Lakes Schools
Lindstrom, Minn.

Debbi Beauvais, RDN, SNS* 
School Nutrition Director
Gates Chili Central School District
Rochester, N.Y.

Chuck Ainsworth
Division Manager
SFSPac Food Service Sanitation Systems
Chicago, Ill.

Mary Begalle, PhD, RDN, SNS
Sr Director Industry Relations
SunOpta Foodservice
Chaska, Minn.

Scott Benne
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
AdvancePierre Foods
Blue Ash, Ohio

Shirley Brown, EdD, SNS
Director, Product Training K-12
Rich Products Corporation
Fresno, Calif.

Mike Burke, SNS
K-12 Ambassador
Vulcan ITW/FEG
Raytown, Mo.

Jill Kidd, MS, RD, SNS
Director of Nutrition Services
Pueblo City Schools
Pueblo, Colo.

Joanne Kinsey, SNS 
Director of School Nutrition Services 
Chesapeake City Public Schools 
Chesapeake, Va.

Suzanne Morales, RD, MPH, SNS
Director of Nutrition Services
Placentia Yorba Linda Unified 
Yorba Linda, Calif.

Scott Swogger 
President & CEO 
AccuTemp Products, Inc. 
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Patricia Montague, CAE*
Chief Executive Officer
School Nutrition Association & School Nutrition Foundation
National Harbor, Md.

Staff Advisors
Jane Mell Balek
Executive Director
School Nutrition Foundation
National Harbor, Md.

*Serves on SNA Board of Directors

Contact Us

120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745

Tel (301) 686-3100
Fax (301) 686-3115

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