SNA Awards

Employee of the Year

The Employee of the Year award recognizes non-managerial school nutrition employees for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career.

The nominee must be:

  • Currently an SNA member in the School Nutrition or Child Care Employee section
  • Currently holds a SNA certificate in school nutrition
  • Currently employed in a school foodservice or childcare nutrition program

Manager of the Year

The Manager of the Year award, in honor of Louise Sublette recognizes school nutrition managers for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career.

The nominee must be:

  • Currently an SNA member in the Foodservice/Nutrition Manager/Head Cook/Assistant Manager section
  • Currently holds a SNA certificate in school nutrition or the SNS credential
  • Assigned to one school OR to a central kitchen that serves multiple schools


Rules and Regulations

Director of the Year

The Director of the Year award recognizes school nutrition directors for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career.

The nominee must be:

  • Currently and for the past five years a SNA member in the District Director or Major City Director sections
  • Currently holds a SNA certificate in school nutrition or the SNS credential


The nominee must also have:

  • Served in at least one position on the state or national executive board OR as a member on a state or national committee

Read more about nomination rules and restrictions