Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

The Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes in 2014 was so successful and received such wonderful accolades that the Foundation is planning to have an event in 2015 to once again honor School Nutrition Heroes and to secure funding for the Foundation. The event will be held on March 2, 2015, during the Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C.


Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes Sponsors


AccuTemp Products, Inc.
Jennie-O Turkey Store
KeyImpact Sales & Service
Land O'Lakes Dairy
National Dairy Council

Foster Farms
Schwan’s Food Service

ConAgra Foodservice
Los Cabos Mexican Foods

(as of 1/7/2015)

The level of sponsorship of the 2015 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will determine in large part the net revenue from the event that can be used for education, research, and scholarships for SNA members in the coming year.

AdvancePierre Foods is the Premier Sponsor for the 2015 Celebration. We have four spots available at the Benefactor level for those who want maximum visibility at the Celebration. The Premier Sponsor and the four Benefactors will escort the five School Nutrition Heroes into the ballroom that evening and the guests of the Premier Sponsor and the Benefactors will be invited to an exclusive VIP reception before the evening begins.

Sign up soon! Don’t miss this opportunity!

For information on sponsorships and the recognition at each level,  click here. To indicate your commitment as a sponsor,  click here.

2015 School Nutrition Heroes

A total of 27 nominations were submitted for consideration for the School Nutrition Heroes. The nominees represented 16 states and included school nutrition professionals from every region.

The five chosen are:

  • Coletta Hines-Newell
    Director of Food Services, Arlington Heights School District 25, Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Jill Kidd, MS, RD
    Director of Nutrition Services, Pueblo City Schools, Pueblo, Colo.
  • Cathy Potter
    Cafeteria Server/Helper, Maryville City Schools, Maryville, Tenn.
  • Robert Rusan
    District Chef, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, Maplewood, Mo.
  • Nancy Younglove
    Food Service Director, North Rose – Wolcott Central Schools, Wolcott, N.Y.

Support the Celebration

Other opportunities to support the event include:

  • Celebrate a School Nutrition Hero: $2,500 
    Create a one-page tribute to a school nutrition hero, including a photo of that person and a description of how this school nutrition hero has made a positive impact on school nutrition.
  • Advertise in event tribute book:
    • Full-page $2,500
    • Half-page $1,500
    • Quarter-page $750
  • Tables and Tickets
    • Tables of ten seats:
      • School Nutrition Professionals - $1,500
      • Industry Members - $2,500 ($1,000 is tax deductible)
    • Individual tickets:
      • School Nutrition Professionals - $150
      • Industry Members - $250 ($100 is tax deductible)

For more information, please email  snf@schoolnutrition.org.

To celebrate a school nutrition hero, to advertise, and/or to purchase tables and/or tickets, click here.

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