FINAL Reminder to Submit for FAME


This is your final reminder to submit a nomination (whether for yourself, your supervisor or your colleagues) for the Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Awards! The nominations deadline has been extended and there are just eight days left (just over one week!) to send in submissions for those you believe are the best of the best (categories listed below).

Winners will be celebrated at the 30th annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Basic American Foods, during SNA’s School Nutrition Industry Conference in Austin, Texas, on January 13-15, 2019.

Head over to the website at by this Friday, October 19, to submit a name for FAME!

Categories Are:

Golden Star School Nutrition Awards
School Nutrition Director of the Year
A director, with more than 12 years’ experience, who demonstrates outstanding achievement in leadership, spirit/dedication, innovation, career awards, management/systems, humanitarianism/community involvement, and bettering the lives of students.

Silver Star School Nutrition Awards
Leadership Award
A director, with less than 12 years’ experience, who demonstrates outstanding leadership, dedication, fiscal achievement, and innovation in menuing and merchandising.

Spirit Award
A person in a management position, such as an assistant director or coordinator, who shows commitment to the people and programs of school nutrition and distinguishes her/himself through innovative programs, marketing, training, customer service, and/or staff motivation.

Rising Star Award
A director, who has five or few years, and whose contributions make a marked difference in the district’s school nutrition program.

Special Achievement Award
A director who demonstrates exceptional ability to recognize and solve problems unique to small districts, with an enrollment of 10,000 or fewer.

Friend of Child Nutrition Award
Advocate of school nutrition such as a principal, state association representative or community leader. Supports school nutrition beyond the scope of normal professional duties. Child nutrition directors and department heads are not eligible for this award.

Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Awards

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