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SNF Announces the First Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow

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February 15, 2013 – The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is pleased to announce the first Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow, Sandi Walter, SNS, from Maryville City (Tenn.) Schools.

Walter has 20 years of school nutrition experience and is the cafeteria manager of Coulter Grove Intermediate School in Maryville. She is a certified SNA trainer and currently serves as the president of the Maryville Chapter of the Tennessee School Nutrition Association. 

The award, established in July 2012 in honor of school nutrition pioneer and advocate Dr. Josephine Martin, enables an SNA member to attend the Legislative Action Conference (LAC) for the first time.

It is a fitting tribute to Dr. Martin’s passion for child nutrition and ensures that the voices of nutrition professionals will continue to be heard by legislators and policy makers at the local, state and national level.

When asked about her upcoming trip to Washington, Walter said, “Attending LAC offers me an opportunity to network with school nutrition leaders and learn about the important issues facing our industry. Child nutrition is where I want to be and is a field that allows for creativity and innovation, as well as providing me an opportunity to serve my community.”

Walter will be recognized during the first general session at LAC on Sunday, March 3rd. 

Funding for the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow is made possible by the Josephine Martin Endowment Fund at SNF. The Endowment is still accepting contributions to reach its $75,000 goal. To date the Endowment has raised approximately $22,000. 

To learn more about the fund, make a contribution and chart the progress as we reach our goal, visit

Submit Your District Profile by Feb. 18th and Be Entered to Win Great Prizes

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February 14, 2013 – SNA’s District Profiles Database, an online tool that allows SNA members to view profiles of school nutrition programs, is undergoing a makeover! Over the past year, SNA has been working on a number of improvements, including making it more user-friendly and updating the types of information in the database to reflect the changing regulations facing school nutrition programs.

SNA is asking school nutrition programs to submit an up-to-date District Profile using the new online submission form. By doing so, you will:

  1. Be entered for a chance to win a $50 Emporium gift certificate on February 18;
  2. Be entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad 2 on July 15th in the Grand Prize drawing; and
  3. Receive complimentary access to the District Profile Database

Click here to submit an up-to-date District Profile

See the complete 2013 District Profile Entry Prize Drawing Rules for more details on the prize drawings.

To learn more about SNA’s District Profile Database, visit

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