School Nutrition Specialist: Three Letters Pack a Professional Punch


What’s in a name? SNA’s School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credential is a mark of excellence and achievement that reflects just what it takes to manage school nutrition operations in today’s challenging climate. By achieving the SNS credential, you will formalize your achievements and expertise, enhance your image and credibility and expand your career opportunities—all while elevating the pride you take in your profession!

Have you been thinking about sitting for the SNS exam? Perhaps it’s a back-to-school goal for next fall. With two recently updated study resources now available from SNA, this is a perfect time to make your goal a reality. The new SNS Study Guide and School Food and Nutrition Service Management bundle will direct your study of the material covered on the exam. Do you feel you’re ready now? The newly updated SNS exam is scheduled conveniently for July 12, 2015, during SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) in Salt Lake City.

Carol Weekly, RD, SNS, is the Nutrition Committee chair on SNA’s Board of Directors and also serves as an advisory team member of the updated SNS Study Guide 2015. During a presentation of the “Take Your First Step Towards Achieving the SNS Credential” webinar, Weekly noted, “I strongly believe that earning the SNS is a necessary credential, since our profession is truly a specialty.” To learn more about the SNS Credentialing Program and the new resources available to help you, visit

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