School Lunch (photo by USDAgov)
Photo by USDAgov

 Mission Statement:

  “To Advance Good Nutrition for all Children”

 Vision Statement

  “Healthful Meals and Nutrition Education are Available to all Children”



   Objectives of the Association

  • To promote the optimal health, nutrition and education of all children by supporting nutritionally adequate and educationally sound, financially accountable, nonprofit child nutrition and school community nutrition programs.
  • To promote high standards for child nutrition and school community nutrition programs with emphasis on nutritionally adequate meals which are appealing to children.
  • To promote united efforts between school personnel, allied organizations, industry and the public to assure every child an opportunity to receive the benefits of the  child nutrition and nutrition education programs.
  • To promote high standards and to provide appropriate educational programs, incentives and recognition for professional development of child nutrition personnel.
  • To promote research and development in child nutrition programs.
  • To promote the establishment of a national nutrition policy and legislation which provide optimal nutrition education for children.
  • To promote the involvement of students and the school community in child nutrition programs.
  • To promote membership and provide services to members.

 Code of Ethics

Members of the School Nutrition Association are committed to the improvement of community directed quality child nutrition programs.  Members are charged to fulfill an obligation to their association, school, community and related professional groups in achieving common goals.

  • To guide personal conduct by the highest professional standards.
  • To uphold the SNA mission.
  • To embrace continuous learning within the profession and apply this knowledge to improve the  quality of the program.
  • To participate in development of pertinent legislation.
  • To promote public support to improve the image of school nutrition programs.
  • To appreciate the value, dignity and differences of all persons.
  • To use the highest ethical standards while conducting business




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