January 31, 2014 – The School Nutrition Association (SNA) and its philanthropic arm, the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), are pleased to announce the selection of five individuals for recognition as School Nutrition Heroes.
SNA/SNF’s leadership knows that every school cafeteria across America is staffed by passionate people who go above and beyond typical job responsibilities in service to children. The School Nutrition Hero award was developed to shine a much-deserved spotlight on the extraordinary efforts of ordinary SNA members.
The 2014 honorees are:
These individuals will be recognized at the SNF 50th Anniversary Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes, on March 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with SNA’s Legislative Action Conference.
“All of us at SNA/SNF could not be more proud of our 2014 honorees. This group represents the wide range of everyday heroes that characterize the school nutrition profession at every level,” says SNA President Leah Schmidt, SNS.
Each of the five women who will be honored in March has made an impact on the lives of others in her school, district, community and/or association, and has applied skills learned through involvement in SNA/SNF. In their nominations, they are praised as “role models,” “mentors,” “motivators,” “ideal association members” and “caregivers.”
In addition to managing the demanding requirements of school nutrition, these Heroes have gone the extra mile in many ways, including
Since its founding in 1964, SNF has raised millions of dollars to underwrite a variety of scholarships, grants, research, training opportunities and technical assistance designed to support school nutrition heroes at every level of the profession. Its 50th Anniversary Celebration honors the generous support of a diverse group of SNA individual members, state affiliates, industry partners and private foundations that have helped to fund critical programs and services. The 2014 School Nutrition Heroes represent all those who have benefitted from the programs and services of SNA/SNF and used their involvement to make a lasting impact.
For more details about the event and to purchase tickets, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call SNA Headquarters at (800) 877-8822.
SNF 50th Anniversary Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes
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