Vision & Mission

The School Nutrition 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.

Core Purpose:

Well-nourished students, prepared to succeed.


Every student has access to nutritious meals at school, ensuring their optimal health and well-being.


We empower and support school nutrition professionals in advancing the accessibility, quality and integrity of school nutrition programs.


  • Integrity: Act ethically and responsibly, always.
  • Inclusion: Embrace different perspectives and ideas from SNA’s diverse membership.
  • Collaboration: Share strategies and solutions to achieve professional excellence.
  • Commitment: Embody care and compassion for student well-being.
  • Innovation: Drive change with creativity and strategic thinking.
  • Courage: Resolve to protect and defend school nutrition programs.

Governance Structure
Articles of Incorporation
SNA Bylaws

Strategic Goals:

I. Professional Development
School nutrition professionals will continually improve their knowledge and skills to administer, manage, deliver and sustain successful school meal programs.

II. Advocacy
Policy makers, school officials, parents and school nutrition professionals will rely on SNA as the leading advocate for school nutrition programs.

III. Membership & Community
School nutrition programs nationwide will be strengthened through the engagement, leadership and collaboration among SNA’s members, state associations, the School Nutrition Foundation, allied partners and other stakeholders.

IV. Governance & Operations
SNA will have a financially sustainable funding model with a nimble governance and headquarters staff structure that is aligned with the strategic plan and reflects contemporary business practices.

Contact Us

2900 S. Quincy Street, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22206  

Tel (703) 824-3000
Fax (703) 824-3015

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The School Nutrition Association has a presence in every state across the country. View links to many of the state associations to find out more about what SNA is doing nationwide. 

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