Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

The School Nutrition Foundation's (SNF) 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

2017 School Nutrition Heroes Celebration Pledge Form

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:

School Nutrition Foundation's 2017 School Nutrition Hero David Schwake   David Schwake, MS, RD, SNS
Food Service Director
Litchfield Elementary School District #79
Litchfield Park, Ariz.
School Nutrition Foundation's 2017 School Nutrition Hero Timikel Blakey Sharpe   Timikel Blakey Sharpe, MS
Deputy Director of Food Service
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, Calif.
School Nutrition Foundation's 2017 School Nutrition Hero Doreen Simonds   Doreen Simonds
Food Services Director
Waterford School District
Waterford, Mich.
School Nutrition Foundation's 2017 School Nutrition Hero Elizabeth Whidden   Elizabeth Whidden
Child Nutrition Program Manager
Hoover City Schools
Hoover, Ala.
School Nutrition Foundation's 2017 School Nutrition Hero Betti Wiggins   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 Sponsor of the Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes  
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 snf@schoolnutrition.org.

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