State Advocacy Tools

SNA members are the strongest advocates for child nutrition programs—but it can often be hard to figure out where to start. These tools include tips, templates and handouts that can be used while advocating at the state and federal level.

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SNA's state affiliates are vital to championing school nutrition at the state level. Get access to the latest tools and resources tailored specifically for State Associations.

State Affiliation Agreement

Formalize your State Association partnership with the national Association to ensure mutual benefits for both organizations.

Governance Resource Files

Key resources for SNA state affiliates, including SNA bylaws and policies, as well as all currently available state association bylaws.

National Leadership State Visits

Hosting a national board member at your state conference is a great way for your members to connect with the national SNA, network with a national leader and hear important updates from SNA.

State Membership Resources

Build your State Association membership! Check out SNA membership reports, customizable membership certificate templates, Star Club resources and more.

Professional Development Resources

Encourage your State Association members to advance their careers by using SNA's professional development resources, including CEU information, Training Zone promotional assets and more.

SNF State Ambassador Resources

Make a difference by promoting and supporting the School Nutrition Foundation and its Annual Fund among your state’s membership.

SNA Newsletter Ads

Share national SNA news with your state and local chapters by downloading and using the  newsletter-ready full-page color ads.

Style & Branding Guides

Ensure your State Association's branding lines up with the National Association to maintain a clear and consistent association identity.

Star Club Banner Ads

Promote SNA member benefits and programs on your state association website with these ready-to-use website banner ads.

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