President’s Award of Excellence

The President Award’s Award of Excellence was introduced to recognize the state associations in each of the SNA’s three membership divisions that have excelled in advancing the school nutrition profession and their association over the past year. The award criteria are based on SNA’s Strategic Plan and four areas of focus (formerly goals) and are shared with state associations at the beginning of the new leadership year. A state association’s year-end report along with membership, certificate, credentialing, and other data are used in determining the winning state association and president each year.

Criteria

In order to provide equal opportunity for states of different sizes, the President’s Award of Excellence is awarded to one state president in each of the three-member divisions:

  • Small Affiliates (1-525 Member Division)
  • Medium Affiliates (526-975 Member Division)
  • Large Affiliates (976+ Member Division)

The applications (Year-End Reports) will be judged by a group of volunteers using the following criteria:

I. Voice of School Nutrition (20% of score)

  • Demonstrate successful initiatives implemented during the year that resulted in enhancing the voice of school nutrition.

II. Career Development and Growth (20% of score)

  • Demonstrate successful initiatives implemented during the year that resulted in career development and growth for members.

III. Stakeholder Community (20% of score)

  • Demonstrate successful initiatives implemented during the year that resulted in engaging the stakeholder community.

IV. Thriving Organization (20% of score)

  • Demonstrate successful initiatives implemented during the year that resulted in building a thriving organization.

V. Membership & Professional Development Goals (20% of score)

  • Meet or exceed a 2% increase in membership.
  • Achieve a retention rate matching or better than the average retention rate of SNA.
  • Meet or exceed a 2% increase in SNA Certificate program participation.
  • Increase in SNS Credentialing.

Scoring Guidance

The President’s Award of Excellence is awarded to the State President who demonstrates significant contributions and achievements across the Areas of Focus. 

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