SNA Announces 2019 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow


Andrea Akerman, an SNA member and cafeteria manager at Lincoln Middle School in Rockford, Illinois, was named the 2019 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow. Founded in honor of Dr. Josephine Martin, a pioneer in the field of school nutrition, the fellowship provides up to $3,000 to cover expenses for travel to SNA’s annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C.

Akerman is a passionate advocate for school meals programs and wants to attend LAC to learn how to more effectively communicate with elected officials and to exchange ideas with school nutrition professionals from around the country. During the annual “Charge to the Hill,” she plans to speak with her Member of Congress about the importance of nutrition education, as well as Breakfast After the Bell.

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