Industry Membership

SNA industry members enjoy a variety of valuable and exclusive member benefits including professional credibility, access to the school nutrition marketing and professional development opportunities.

Who Can Join?

Any organization that provides support, products or services to school foodservice professionals and school nutrition programs is eligible to join SNA as an industry member. SNA’s industry members represent various supply chain segments, including:

  • Manufacturers of food and beverage products
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Computer hardware/software and other technology companies
  • Foodservice suppliers and smallwares companies
  • Brokers and Distributors
  • And organizations that provide consulting services to the school nutrition profession

Industry Member Levels and Dues

SNA industry members enjoy a variety of valuable and exclusive member benefits including unparalleled access to the school nutrition market, professional development opportunities and the latest school nutrition trends, research and regulatory updates.

Patron Program

$12,000 annually (covers all individuals in the organization and includes many additional benefits specific to the Patron Program).

Corporate Industry Membership

$950 annually (covers all individuals within the organization).

Industry Consultant Membership

$400 annually (covers one individual only).

Industry Advisory Council

Statement of Purpose

The SNA Industry Advisory Council (IAC) supports the Association’s mission and vision by providing input and recommendations from an industry perspective, and serves as a liaison to the industry membership in support of the priority issues of the Association.

IAC Responsibilities

  • Enhance communications between industry members and SNA leadership
  • Provide SNA leadership with feedback on the Annual National Conference (ANC), including:
    • Recommendations on Exhibit Hall procedures and management
    • Recommendations for ANC workshops and breakout sessions for both exhibitors and members
    • Recommendations/strategies for improving and growing ANC
  • Provide SNA leadership with feedback and recommendations on the School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC)
  • Serve as a sounding board for new programs under consideration
  • Recommend new ideas for Association programs and projects
  • Participate in strategic issues management process, as assigned
  • Promote membership in SNA
  • Host one Industry Forum to solicit input on SNA hot topics


To become an Industry Member of SNA, download the Industry Membership Application or contact SNA Business Development Associate Nicolette Daleske at (301) 686-3100, ext. 173, or by email at ndaleske@schoolnutrition.org.

Industry Member Testimonials

Being a member of SNAAZ for over 18 years has provided me with knowledge and training that I could not have received elsewhere. It has also been given me the opportunity to serve on the boards of both the chapter and state level.  Being a member is a great way to professionally grow and enable yourself to be the best you can be.

Lorrie Ahern

Deer Valley School District

"As a broker, being a member of SNAAZ allows me to better understand the goals and mission of school foodservice professionals. Without SNAAZ to help educate me I would be lost on what is important to its members. SNAAZ has done a great job of including everyone from cooks to directors to processors, brokers and everyone in between."

Julie Bujan

Acosta Foodservice

"It is very important as an industry member to join the SNAAZ association to be able to support their initiatives, goals and mission for a successful and sustainable Child Nutrition Program. Their commitment to inclusion and diversity have helped SNAAZ to create a stronger and successful partnership with all stakeholders."

Jose Quinones


"As an industry member, SNAAZ demonstrations the commitment of school nutrition professional's mission to feed children during the school day and beyond. It provides numerous opportunities for growth and helps better understand the needs of school nutrition professionals across the state of Arizona."

Mike Burke

Vulcan Equipment

"The SNAAZ website is my first stop for all current information for what is happening with school food and nutrition programs and events here in Arizona."

Cindy Deluca

Buena Vista Foods

"SNAAZ lets it's members be in the "know" about what's going on in Arizona but also around the country. The Chapter meetings provide fun classes and activities where you not only earn CEU's but meet lasting friends from other districts as well as in the industry. I have been fortunate enough to be involved as the Industry Advisor for several years and have loved becoming more involved with our association."

Wendy Sahr

Foodservice Specialists