Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

On Monday, March 5, 2018 we celebrated the 2018 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. Our Master of Ceremonies, Jason Smith (Next Food Network Star winner) delighted the audience and added a down-home southern charm to the event. This 5th anniversary celebrated extraordinary men and women in the school nutrition profession who make a difference in the lives of school children and go beyond their daily responsibilities in making a significant contribution to their communities. In addition, Jason Smith was also named a School Nutrition Hero for his contributions to elevating the profession and being a strong advocate for students and school meals. The Celebration is the only fundraising event that the School Nutrition Foundation holds and the evening is essential to securing funding for the scholarships that the Foundation provides to SNA members annually. Our event sponsors (see below) helped to make the evening a huge success.

SNF's 2017 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

Meet Our 2018 Heroes:

SNF 2018 School Nutrition Heroes
Lynne Shore
Willamina School District
Willamina, Ore.
SNF 2018 School Nutrition Heroes
Patty Urbanczyk
School City of Hammond
Hammond, Ind.
SNF 2018 School Nutrition Heroes
Paula Angelucci
Colonial School District
New Castle, Del.
SNF 2018 School Nutrition Heroes
Anthony (Chef T) Terrell
Shelby County Schools
Memphis, Tenn.
  SNF 2018 School Nutrition Heroes
April Laskey
Billerica Public Schools
Billerica, Mass.

Read more about them in our official press release.

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2018

Thank you to our already committed 2018 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes Sponsors:

Leader Sponsors ($10,000) Champion Sponsors ($5000) Supporter Sponsors ($3000)
AccuTemp Products ConferenceDirect ConAgra Foodservice
Foster Farms JTM Food Group Cool School Café
Jennie-O Turkey Store SFSPac Food Service Sanitation Systems Domino's
KeyImpact Sales & Systems SMART Temps, LLC Red Gold
Land O' Lakes School Nutrition Association Ruiz Foods
Los Cabos Mexican Foods GES Wild Mike’s Ultimate Pizza
Mott's (Dr. Pepper/Snapple) J & J Snack Foods
National Dairy Council

If you have questions, please contact SNF Executive Director Jane Balek at jbalek@schoolnutrition.org or (301) 686-3100, ext. 125

View our 2017 School Nutrition Heroes and 2016 School Nutrition Heroes pages to learn more about past winners. For more information, please email the Foundation at snf@schoolnutrition.org.

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