Benefits to becoming a member of SNASD:

  • Information and Knowledge through SNA’s award-winning magazine, School Nutrition, and Web site,, offering resources, tools and updated information on all the latest issues affecting the school nutrition industry.

  • Education and Training through a variety of professional development programs, academic assistance, and coursework online through School Nutrition U, including a certification/credentialing program.

  • Advocacy through SNA’s leadership as the primary national advocate for child nutrition on Capitol Hill.

  • Networking Opportunities through SNA and SNASD conferences and seminars, which are excellent forums to interact with other child nutrition professionals.

  • Grants and Scholarships through SNA’s School Nutrition Foundation as well as state grants and scholarships through SNASD

  • Research though SNA’s reports on the latest trends and issues influencing school nutrition programs.

  • Discounts on all meetings, services, publications, certification and more.
  • Newsletter which provides industry updates, best practices from other districts and information on upcoming trainings and events for nutrition professionals

Click here to start filling out your application: MEMBER APPLICATION

School District Owned Membership (SDM):
A membership that is owned by a school district (or state agency) in the name of an individual. This membership can be transferred to another employee in the same membership category if the original member/person leaves the district. SDM allows you to group all of your memberships together so that you can receive one invoice for all of your renewals once or twice a year (or as requested).The SDM is managed by a designated administrator within the school district (or state agency). SDM members still receive all the same benefits of individual membership. For more information, please visit: For a full guide about SDM, please visit:

 SNA’s Certificate Program
Have you been thinking about earning your SNA Certificate in School Nutrition? There is no time like the present! Earning your SNA Certificate in School Nutrition shows your commitment to your profession and helps you stay current on the job.
3 Simple Steps to SNA’s Level 1 Certificate in School Nutrition
It is easy to get started towards a Level 1 Certificate, with 3 simple steps:
  1. Complete one 8-hour Nutrition Core Course and one 8-hour Food Safety Core Course. The National Food Service Management Institute ( offers both 8 hour courses online and free of charge.
  2. Send SNA a completed application, payment and Certificates of Completion.
  3. THAT’S IT! SNA will send a letter confirming applicants that you have earned your Level 1 Certificate in School Nutrition and then you can share your success using the certificate program celebration tools at
Take the first step towards your Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 certificate in School Nutrition by downloading the Certificate in School Nutrition Program Guide (which includes the application) or visiting for all the details.

Contact Membership/Certification Chair:

SNF Scholarships for SNA Members:
Scholarships and grants are available through the School Nutrition Foundation, the philanthropic sister organization of SNA, for active SNA members to: For more information and to apply for a scholarship or grant, please visit:


Copyright © 2018  South Dakota School Nutrition Association • Brookings, SD • (605) 696-4713