Patron Program

The SNA Patron Program is designed to increase your organization's interaction with school nutrition professionals. As an SNA Patron, your company will enjoy greater exposure and access to school foodservice professionals nationwide. All segments of the foodservice industry are encouraged to join this program.



National Dairy Council has been a SNA Patron Member for decades. Personally, I find a lot of value in the Patron Program with the benefits being far-reaching within our organization—especially the membership benefits allowing access to Association research, School Nutrition magazine and meeting registration benefits and discounts. This keeps us informed on the current school nutrition environment and how we can best support schools.

— Katie Bambacht, RDN, LDN, SNS - VP School Nutrition, National Dairy Council

Patron Program Details

Membership Benefits
  • Corporate Membership included ($995 value)
    • All employees will receive Industry Insider, a monthly e-newsletter designed just for Industry Members
    • Every employee receives access to the members’ only section of SNA’s website (access to directories; list of state school foodservice conferences; Tuesday Morning, a weekly newsletter on legislative activities; and the Journal of Child Nutrition and Management)
  • Complimentary association research
  • Annual listing in School Nutrition Magazine
  • SNA Patron Logo to use for promotional purposes
  • Tag line for promotional use “Supporting school nutrition professionals and the children they serve.”
  • Exclusive Annual Meeting with SNA President, SNA CEO, Senior Staff and top directors (in-person)
  • Three (3) Exclusive Quarterly Forums with SNA President, SNA CEO, Senior Staff and top directors (virtual)
  • Company listing with logo and link to company webpage on the SNA website Opportunity for thought leadership

Meeting Registration Benefits & Discounts

  • One School Nutrition Industry Conference registration ($960 value)

  • One Legislative Action Conference registration ($640 value)

  • Two complimentary registration to any of SNA’s virtual conferences (excluding online webinars)

  • Annual National Conference benefits:
  • Recognition listing in the ANC Program Guide and onsite signage

  • Five tickets to the Final Event ($500 value)

  • Receive the industry member registration rate for all SNA meetings

  • One complimentary registration to attend SNA’s Spring or Fall School Nutrition Boot Camp

  • Exclusive Annual Patron Meeting including topical discussions and high-level engagement with SNA leaders and school nutrition directors (In-person & Virtual)

Magazine Subscriptions & Advertising Discounts

Complimentary & Discounted Membership Lists

  • School Nutrition Industry Conference attendee list
  • Legislative Action Conference attendee list
  • Annual National Conference attendee list
  • All SNA Virtual Conference attendee lists (excludes online webinars)
  • 35% discount on inFOCUS (membership) list rentals
ANC Exhibit Booth Benefits
  • One complimentary 10-by-10 foot exhibit space ($2,900 value)
  • Priority booth space selection prior to non-Patron exhibitors
  • Five additional name badges ($500 value)
  • Exhibit Hall booth signs identifying Patrons
  • Dedicated GES exhibitor Service Executive Support
  • Expedited empty crate return at close of show
Foundation Contribution and Benefits
  • $1,500 contribution is tax deductible
  • SNF Friends logo for use in your organization’s promotional material
  • Donor listing in ANC Program Guide, School Nutrition magazine, and donor signs

Join Today!

View a listing of the 2023 SNA Patrons. To become an SNA Patron member, download the Patron Application or contact SNA Business Development Manager Nita Artis at (703) 824-3000, ext. 173, or by email at

See Our Current Patrons List