VISIONWell-nourished students prepared for success
MISSIONEducating and empowering members to provide healthy meals to foster an environment where children achieve overall wellness and lifelong success
The School Nutrition Association (formerly American School Food Service Association) is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.
The Association works to ensure all children have access to healthful school meals and nutrition education by:
- Providing members with education and training
- Setting standards through certification and credentialing
- Gathering and transmitting regulatory, legislative, industry, nutritional and other types of information related to school nutrition
- Representing the nutritional interests of all children
Recognized as the authority on school nutrition, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education since 1946.
In 1964, SNA established a sister organization called the School Nutrition Foundation, which plays a critical role by raising money for professional development and outreach programs, as well as providing members with tuition assistance opportunities.
With 52 state affiliates, hundreds of local chapters and thousands of school nutrition members and industry partners, SNA brings a unique, firsthand perspective to child nutrition issues.