SNF Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow!


Would you like to attend SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C., on March 8-10, 2020 to learn from Washington insiders, join the annual Charge to the Hill and participate firsthand in child nutrition reauthorization?

School Nutrition Foundation

The Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow will attend and be recognized at SNA’s Legislative Action Conference 2020, with all travel expenses paid up to $3,000. Expenses include airfare, ground transportation, and hotel accommodations, as well as conference registration and a per diem for meals.

The SNF is now accepting applications for this fellowship! To apply, you must:

  • Be an active SNA employee or manager section member, who has been a SNA member for at least three years, as of LAC 2020 (since no later than April 1, 2017)
  • Have never previously attended LAC
  • Be interested in child nutrition policy
  • Submit an online application by October, 31 2019. Please preview the form before applying.

Andrea Akerman from Rockford, Ill., who attended SNA’s 2019 LAC as the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow said, “I hope anyone who feels as passionately about school nutrition as I do will consider applying for the Josephine Martin award to attend LAC. Watch in awe how our government works, and what you have to do in order to be heard and represented; how hard you have to try, and when you get a win what a miracle it is. The scholarship gave me the opportunity to find even more things to love about what I do.”

For questions or more information, please contact SNF Development Associate Heide Voss at or (703) 824-3031.

Dr. Martin is a pioneer in the field of child nutrition. Launching her career at the Georgia Department of Education in 1950 as the assistant school lunch director, she soon became a vocal advocate for child nutrition, influencing legislation on the community, state and federal levels.

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