Nominate a School Nutrition Hero


School Nutrition Foundation's 2018 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

The School Nutrition Heroes who are recognized at the Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes are extraordinary members of SNA who make a difference in their schools and communities. The School Nutrition Hero is not recognized for doing his/her job extremely well. While that is important, other recognition is available for those individuals. The School Nutrition Hero is involved in an action or program outside of school nutrition that serves the school and/or community in a special way.

School Nutrition Heroes are often the unsung heroes in our midst. They do not look for recognition but deserve to be acknowledged for making a difference in the lives of others. They are the people who inspire us and who are role models for others. They care about school nutrition with the passion and commitment that is displayed every day by school nutrition professionals every day. But, the School Nutrition Hero goes beyond school nutrition with his/her passion and commitment.

Whether the person volunteers for special programs, such as Special Olympics, food banks, community outreach, or raises funds for victims of devastating storms, children with brain cancer, a school backpack program, or a school pantry, each School Nutrition Hero has touched the lives of students and others in the community with their actions.

School Nutrition Heroes see a need and meet that need. Providing shelter for the homeless, participating in a program to bring students who have dropped out back to school, or creating a place for students who cannot afford fancy attire for homecoming, the prom, or graduation to find the right outfit are some of the ways that School Nutrition Heroes have made a difference.

Do you know an SNA member who goes above and beyond his or her responsibilities to make a difference in the community? We need you to tell us about this extraordinary person.

The Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will be held for the 5th year on Monday, March 5, 2018, during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC). We are looking for the five special SNA members who will be recognized at the Celebration.

To tell us about the individual that you think should be recognized as a School Nutrition Hero, simply fill out the Online Nomination Form—or download and complete the Nomination Form—and submit it no later than Friday, October 27, 2017! For questions, please email the Foundation at

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