Keys to Excellence

School Nutrition Benchmarking, Business Planning and Best Practices

SNA’s Keys to Excellence is a state of the art self-assessment tool that allows you to compare your school nutrition program’s performance with other districts in your area and around the country.

Evaluate your program’s strengths and improvement areas! The program’s four key areas are based on the standards of practice for nutrition integrity:

  • Key Area 1 - Operations
  • Key Area 2 - Nutrition, Nutrition Education and Physical Activity
  • Key Area 3 - Administration
  • Key Area 4 - Marketing and Communications

Keys to Excellence allows users to:

  • Evaluate your program’s strength and areas for improvement
  • Compare your program’s performance with other districts
  • Identify and develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Prepare for the 3 year administrative review process
  • Instantly download customized charts about your program’s performance for presentations

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Participants earn 4 CEUs for completing the assessment. 

Quick Start User Guide
Download this guide before you complete your assessment for instructions, valuable information, FAQs and more.

Tip Sheet
This sheet outlines all the areas of assessment at-a-glance, so you know exactly what information and documents you’ll need before you sit down to complete the assessment.

Keys to Excellence Best Practices Document
Download the hardcopy of the Keys to Excellence best practices to get a preview of the program standards and indicators before you start the online assessment.

Director Testimonials
Read early reviews on the Keys to Excellence benchmarking tool.

Keys to Excellence VIP Sweepstakes

Please note, the sweepstakes has closed. Catherine Gerard of Pinellas County, Fla., was the winner and received 4 VIP seats to see Huey Lewis & The News at ANC! Thank you for your participation.

Contact Us

120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745
servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org

Tel (301) 686-3100
Fax (301) 686-3115

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