SNF Now Accepting Applications for the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow!


Would you like to attend SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, DC on March 4-6, 2018 to learn from Washington insiders, join the annual Charge to the Hill and participate first hand in child nutrition reauthorization?

The Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow will attend and be recognized at SNA’s Legislative Action Conference 2018, with all travel expenses paid up to $3,000. Expenses include airfare, ground transportation, and hotel accommodations, as well as conference registration and a per diem for meals. 

The SNF is now accepting applications for this fellowship! To apply, you must:

  • Be an active SNA employee or manager section member, who has been a SNA member for at least three years, as of LAC 2018 (since no later than April 1, 2015)
  • Have never previously attended LAC
  • Be interested in child nutrition policy
  • Submit an online application by January, 5 2018. Please preview the form before applying.

Janet Dunmyer from Zionsville, Indiana, who attended SNA’s 2014 LAC as the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow said that the award “provided [her] an opportunity to gain a broader perspective of the policies that shape school nutrition. LAC delivered a substantial agenda, yet also offered time to connect with peers from around the country who are dedicated to child nutrition. I came away with ideas, information, and inspiration!”

For questions or more information, please contact Development Coordinator Heide Voss at or (301) 686-3131. 

Dr. Martin is a pioneer in the field of child nutrition. Launching her career at the Georgia Department of Education in 1950 as the assistant school lunch director, she soon became a vocal advocate for child nutrition, influencing legislation on the community, state and federal levels.

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