School District (or State Agency) Membership (SDM) is an alternative to individual membership that is designed to make it easy for school districts to manage and pay for memberships, allowing their school nutrition professionals to enjoy the many benefits of SNA membership.

SDM is a membership that is purchased by a school district (or state agency) in the name of an individual. The membership is transferable to another employee in the same membership category if the original assignee leaves the district. SDM is not one membership for an entire district, but separate memberships that are transferrable. SDMs receive all the same benefits as individual SNA members and there is no difference in the dues rate. SDM is not available for the Student, Retired and Affiliate membership categories. SDM can be used for new and renewing memberships and SNA will work with districts to align existing memberships so that all expire at the same time.

SDM Resources

SDM Guide (pdf)
SDM FAQs (pdf)
How to Transfer Memberships (pdf)
SDM Spreadsheet – Multiple Applicants (xls)
SDM Transfer Form (pdf)
SDM Transfer Form – Multiple Members (xls)
National and State New Membership Applications
USDA Letter Approving Child Nutrition Funds for Membership (pdf)

‘5 & 1 FREE’ Incentive for New Members

To encourage participation in the SDM Program, we are happy to offer an incentive for free memberships that are new SDMs. For every 5 new SDMs in the School Nutrition Employee (SNE) or School Nutrition Manager (SNM) membership category, the district receives 1 free new membership in the same (SNE or SNM) category.

The free membership includes SNA National and state dues, as well as the processing fee.

For example, 5 new SNE memberships = 1 free SNE membership;

5 new SNM memberships = 1 free SNM membership.

Incentive applies only to new members and not renewing members.

Getting Started

To get started, please refer to the SDM Guide . This document includes a detailed overview of School District (or State Agency) Membership, as well as how to get started and Frequently Asked Questions. You can download the guide here.

For questions or more information, please contact SNA’s Membership Manager at (703) 824-3000, ext. 119, or