Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes February 29, 2016 The 2016 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. The event, held during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC), will be the third annual celebration of the extraordinary men and women in the school nutrition profession who make a difference in the lives of school children and go beyond their daily responsibilities in making a significant contribution to their communities. The event is the only fundraising event that the School Nutrition Foundation holds and the evening is essential to securing funding for the scholarships that the Foundation provides to SNA members annually. 2016 School Nutrition HeroesA total of 36 nominations were submitted for consideration for the 2016 School Nutrition Heroes. The nominees represented 21 states and included school nutrition professionals from six of the seven SNA regions. Each nominee is a School Nutrition Hero and choosing just five to recognize is a difficult task. But the Selection Committee has selected the following members to represent the many School Nutrition Heroes who go above and beyond their responsibilities in their schools and school districts to make a difference in the lives of others: Chris Burkhardt, SNS Director of Child Nutrition & Wellness Lakota Local School District Liberty Township, Ohio Learn More Sandra Hearn Cafeteria Manager Vicksburg Warren School District Vicksburg, Miss. Learn More Jody Houston, SNS Food Services Director Corpus Christi Independent School District Corpus Christi, Texas Learn More Samantha Ingram Child Nutrition Manager Samson Elementary, Geneva County Schools Samson, Ala. Learn More Suellen Smith Cafeteria Manager Zephyrhills High School, Pasco County Schools Zephyrllis, Fla. Learn More Sponsors of the 2016 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes Sponsorship of the 2016 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes is a significant factor in securing revenue from the event that can be used for scholarships for SNA members in the coming year. As of January 6, the following sponsors have made commitments for the 2016 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes: Premier Sponsor Leaders AccuTemp Products, Inc. Foster Farms Jennie-O Turkey Store KeyImpact Sales & Systems Land O’ Lakes Dairy Foods Los Cabos Mexican Foods Mott's National Dairy Council Schwan’s Food Service Inc. Champions SFSPac Food Safety & Sanitation System SMART Temps Supporters Acosta Sales and Marketing ConAgra Foodservice Cool School Café The CORE Group Domino’s J&J Snack Foods Corp. Lamb Weston Michael Foods-Dakota Growers PepsiCo Foodservice Red Gold LLC Ruiz Foods For information on sponsorships and the recognition at each level, click here. To indicate your commitment as a sponsor, click here. Other Opportunities to Support the Event Tables (of 10 seats) School Nutrition Professionals - $1,500 Industry Members - $2,500 Individual Tickets School Nutrition Professionals - $150 Industry Members - $250 Recognition in Event Program/Congratulations to one or more School Nutrition Heroes Full-page - $2,500 Half-page - $1,500 Quarter-page - $750If you wish to support the Celebration in any of the ways above, please complete the commitment form. If you are unable to attend, but would like to support Scholarships for SNA Members through this event, you may make a donation using the commitment form. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.To learn about the 2015 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes, click here.