Tis the Season—Recognize a Colleague!


SNA Member Awards

The SNA Awards Program honors the outstanding work of SNA members among those that matter most—their peers and leaders. Each year the awards are presented at the Annual National Conference (ANC), where thousands will learn of the achievements of the winners.

Nominees must hold an SNA Certificate or the SNS Credential. Three national awards are offered:

Employee of the Year —recognizes non-managerial school nutrition employees for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career.

Manager of the Year , in honor of Louise Sublette, recognizes a manager, head cook, or assistant manager for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career.

Director of the Year —recognizes school nutrition district directors who have served for at least five years for their contributions to the school nutrition profession.

With the exception of the states of California and Michigan, whose deadlines have already passed, nominations are due online or to the State President by March 1, 2018, except as noted below.

  • Pennsylvania and Mississippi: Deadline February 1, 2018.
  • Virginia: Deadline February 2, 2018.

Submit your nomination online or directly to the State President. Word documents are available for each award to make it easy for you to gather your thoughts and prepare your nomination in advance. Visit our SNA Member Awards page to learn more.

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