Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes The 2017 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017, at the J. W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. The event, held during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC), will be the fourth 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.2017 School Nutrition Heroes Selected Get your tickets now and be in attendance to help honor the selected 2017 School Nutrition Heroes! To become a sponsor, purchase a table or tickets or to honor one or more of the heroes, please download the SN Heroes Celebration Pledge Form.This year’s event will recognize the following five individuals, who were selected out of 31 nominations from 17 states. While all the nominees were outstanding and choosing just five heroes was not an easy task, the Selection Committee selected the following individuals: David Schwake, MS, RD, SNS Food Service Director Litchfield Elementary School District #79 Litchfield Park, Ariz. Timikel Blakey Sharpe, MS Deputy Director of Food Service Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles, Calif. Doreen Simonds Food Services Director Waterford School District Waterford, Mich. Elizabeth Whidden Child Nutrition Program Manager Hoover City Schools Hoover, Ala. Betti Wiggins Executive Director of Office of School Nutrition Detroit Public Schools Community District Detroit, Mich. Sponsorship Opportunities for 2017 The level of sponsorship of the 2017 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 has made a commitment to be the Premier Sponsor for the 2017 Celebration! Sign up soon! These top spots will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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. To learn more about the 2016 School Nutrition Heroes, click here. To learn more about the 2015 School Nutrition Heroes, click here. For more information, please email email@example.com.