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Join us on February 5, 2018 for OHIO SNIC!  

This one-day event presented by SNA of Ohio offers a full day of education (earn up to 4 CEUs!) and will showcase our valued SNA of Ohio Platinum members!  Visit the links below for more information about this event!

  • Timeline:  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, OH  45177
  • Hotel Accommodations:  A limited number of hotel rooms are reserved for the night of February 4, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Wilmington (attached to the Roberts Centre) at the discounted rate of $119.  To reserve your room, call 800-654-7036 by the January 19th deadline and ask for the School Nutrition Association of Ohio block.   

SNIC of Ohio Attendee Information - CLICK HERE to register by January 30th.

SNIC of Ohio Vendor Information (platinum members only) - CLICK HERE to register by January 29th.  



Ohio School Breakfast Challenge Statewide 2018 “Champions of Breakfast Awards”

The “Champion of Breakfast Award” recognizes individual schools or districts that demonstrate collaborative efforts used to create, enhance or expand their School Breakfast Program.  

CLICK HERE and follow instructions to complete your nomination.   Email completed forms to [email protected].  Nominations will be accepted January 3-31, 2018.

Champion Award winning schools will be announced during National School Breakfast Week, March 5-8, 2018.



SNA of Ohio Future Leaders Program 

Scholarship Application

SNA of Ohio, in conjunction with SNA National, will sponsor a future leader at the SNA's National Leadership Conference in Long Beach, California April 26-28, 2018. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other SNA members from across the country and hone their leadership and communication skills.  This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone who wishes to increase their leadership potential within SNA of Ohio!

Please review the information below and if you would like to be considered for the scholarship and complete your application with essay at by February 16, 2018.

Scholarship Information: 

This scholarship is to assist in covering costs related to attending the 2018 SNA National Leadership Conference scheduled for April 26-28 in Long Beach, CA.  By applying for this scholarship you acknowledge that you plan on attending the 2018 SNA Future Leaders Program if you are awarded the scholarship. The Future Leaders Program is held in conjunction with the SNA National Leadership Conference.

Scholarship Recipients will be required to complete and submit the SNA Future Leaders Application, as well as the SNA National Leadership Conference Application. The scholarship will include the registration fee, lodging (hotel room costs for three nights), transportation costs and could include some meals.  Please note the following requirements for qualification of full reimbursement.  The recipient must:

  • Attend the entire National Leadership Conference (opening session through closing session). 
  • Attend at least one SNA of Ohio Board meeting per year as a guest.
  • Agree to be mentored by an SNA of Ohio Committee Chair (Nutrition, Legislation, Membership, Professional Development). 
  • Assist with 2018 SNA of Ohio Fall Focus events in their area.
  • Serve on the SNA of Ohio 2018 Conference Planning Committee. 

Criteria for Selection.  Individuals applying for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an active member of both National SNA and SNA of Ohio
  • Hold a SNA Certificate in School Nutrition and/or hold the SNS Credential
  • Work history to include a minimum of 3 years in school nutrition
  • Demonstrate qualities for future association leadership and show evidence of strong leadership potential
  • Demonstrate interest in developing leadership abilities and shaping the next generation of state association/SNA initiatives
  • Be committed to life-long learning and career in school nutrition
  • Be an energetic individual who believes in the importance of their local/state association and who is most likely to contribute to long-term growth and development
  • Can be an SNA of Ohio Board member but should not have served as state president or currently serving as state president or president-elect.


Candidates who meet/agree to the above criteria may submit the scholarship application which will include a requirement of an essay of no more than 500 words explaining why they believe they should be awarded this scholarship. 


  • Scholarship Applications with essay are due to SNA of Ohio office by February 16, 2018.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the SNA of Ohio Executive Committee. 
  • Scholarship Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2018.


Nominate Your 2018 School Nutrition Hero!

Please consider nominating a member from your State for 2018 School Nutrition Hero! Your help is needed in identifying the 2018 School Nutrition Heroes! Do you know an SNA member who goes above and beyond his or her responsibilities to make a difference in the community? We need you to tell us about this extraordinary person.

The Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will be held for the 5th year on Monday, March 5, 2018 during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC). We are looking for the five special SNA members who will be recognized at the Celebration. These heroes represent the commitment and passion of school nutrition professionals throughout the nation and are often the unsung heroes in our midst. They do not look for recognition but deserve to be acknowledged for making a difference in the lives of others.

Past recipients have included a woman who began two shelters for homeless in her community, a woman who helped provide clothes for homecoming, proms, and other special events for students who couldn’t afford fancy attire, a man who served a number of local food banks throughout the year, a woman who provided housing for the homeless to give them an opportunity to get back on their feet, a man who taught teens how to grow, harvest, and prepare foods, and others with inspiring stories.

We are looking for the women and men who inspire you and who serve as role models for others. To tell us about the individual that you think should be recognized as a School Nutrition Hero, go to

Deadline for nominations is Friday, October 27.  

Convention leftovers have been donated to non-profits

CLEVELAND, Ohio - After conventions leave town, their leftovers -- including carpet, paint and gardening equipment -- has been donated to local charities by SMG, which manages the Huntington Convention Center.


Jan Williams, Food Service Director of North Canton city schools, was awarded the School Nutrition Foundation Scholarship in the amount $1500!  

Congratulations, Jan!                                                                 

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