Honor a Colleague with an SNA Member Award Nomination


Association members are heroes every school day. SNA’s member and state awards programs are our annual opportunity to turn up that spotlight, recognizing the dedicated, innovative, creative leaders who make an impact on the lives of thousands of children, one school meal at a time. 

Nominations are now open for the 2021 SNA Member Awards, but they’re due soon: Monday, March 1, 2021. Simply being nominated for an SNA Award can be a feather in the cap for a school nutrition professional, particularly in the midst of this particularly hard school year. 

The 2020 Employee of the Year, Martha Pellegrino, MEd, RD, LDN, of Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, Mass., reported being “honored and grateful” when she learned when she was nominated for the award, though it was certainly well-deserved. “I can honestly say that I have never met a person more committed to their profession than Martha,” wrote Director of Food Services Eric Carlson in his nomination of Pellegrino. Read more about the 2020 winners in last year’s Spotlight On! A Celebration of SNA 2019-20 National Award Winners.

SNA’s Member Awards celebrate school nutrition professionals at every level: employee, manager and director. Individuals may be nominated by peers, staff, colleagues, or supervisors for these awards. All nominees must be SNA members who hold a SNA Certificate in School Nutrition or the SNS credential throughout the entire awards nomination and judging process.

Nominations must be submitted online by Monday, March 1, 2021. (Submission deadlines have already passed for California, Alabama, Virginia and Michigan.) Learn more and submit your nomination today!

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