Patron Program

The SNA Patron Program is designed to increase your organization's interaction with school nutrition professionals. As an SNA Patron, your company will enjoy greater exposure and access to school foodservice professionals nationwide. All segments of the foodservice industry are encouraged to join this program.

Chuck Ainsworth
SFSPac Division Manager
SFSPac Food Safety & Sanitation System
As an original SNA Patron Member, we value our membership as a great return on investment opportunity. Patron membership has furthered our mission to support school nutrition professionals and the children they serve, created meaningful connections to association members, and offered us great exposure within the industry.


Patron Program benefits include:

Patron Level Corporate Industry Membership which includes:

  • Up to five corporate official contacts listed with SNA
  • Up to five subscriptions to School Nutrition Magazine  
  • A 10% discount on advertising in School Nutrition magazine
  • Every employee receives access to the members-only sections of SNA's website
  • Subscription to Industry Insider, a monthly e-newsletter on SNA activities designed specifically for industry members
  • Subscription to SNA SmartBrief, a daily listing of school nutrition related news clips. To request this service, visit  
  • SNA Patron logo to use for promotional purposes
    • Tag line for promotional use will be "Supporting school nutrition professionals and the children they serve."


  • Free Association research on the school nutrition market
  • Free subscription to SNA's trendSETS newsletter, emailed quarterly
  • Annual PowerPoint presentation on school nutrition trends, facts and figures that can be used for internal company use

Meeting Benefits

  • Exclusive annual meeting with SNA leaders
  • One free registration to the School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC)  
  • One free registration to the Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington
  • Annual National Conference benefits:
    • Recognition listing in the ANC Program Guide  
    • Exhibit Hall booth signs that identify SNA Patrons down the rows & aisles
    • Five tickets to the Final Event
    • Five additional name badges
  • Exclusive invitation to attend the National Leadership Conference (NLC), a conference for state leaders and committee members
  • Discounted member registration for all SNA meetings for all individuals affiliated with the organization
  • A $500 discount on Industry Boot Camp registration

Exhibitor Benefits

  • One free 10-by-10 foot exhibit space at ANC
  • Opportunity to choose ANC booth space for following year prior to non-patron exhibitors

List Benefits

  • A 35% discount on List Rentals
  • Directory access for SNA State Directors, Presidents and Newsletter Editors
  • List of State School Foodservice Conferences
  • List of all SNA Meetings and Conferences
  • Free list of Legislative Action Conference (LAC) attendees
  • Free list of School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) attendees
  • Free list of Annual National Conference (ANC) attendees

Foundation Friend Benefits

  • Contribution is tax deductible
  • SNF Friends logo for use in your organization's ads and promotional materials
  • Listing in the ANC Program Guide, School Nutrition magazine and donor signs

Join Today!
View a listing of the 2017 SNA Patrons. To become an SNA Patron member, download the Patron Application or contact SNA Staff Vice President of Industry Relations & Meetings Sherry Carrigan at (301) 686-3100, ext. 151, or by email at

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