The Bureau of Nutrition wants to do our part to inhibit the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, with guidance from the Department of Education and ISU Extension and Outreach and out of an abundance of caution, all school nutrition training through June 2020 have been cancelled/postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. For July and August training, please continue to check the Bureau of Nutrition website for updates.

Combi 101 with Chef Adam Klosterman Webinar

Combi oven technology has become wildly popular in the last 3-5 years. A ton of people either have them, and are unsure of how to tap into its full potential, or have not bought them out of fear of their complexity. Bob Schade and Chef Adam Klosterman recently hosted an educational presentation on how combi technology works, unique K-12 use cases and ways to make sure you are getting the most out of your investment. They covered the basic ideas of how it can help increase your food quality, reduce your cook times and limit the amount of effort that goes into it! View this virtual demonstration now come away with the combi power you need!

Welcome to SNA Iowa!

The Industry Board Representative Elections for a Manufacturing Representative were held earlier this month.  Congratulations to Ann Jevyak from General Mills who was elected by her peers and will serve a 3-year term on our board.  Thank you to all three candidates for stepping up to serve in this capacity. 

Calendar of Events

Due to the uncertainty still regarding guidelines and ability to host a conference, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 SNAI Conference and Food Show.

SNAI 63rd Annual Conference

June 15-17

SNA has made the difficult decision to cancel this national conference.  All registration fees will be refunded and hotel reservations if made through the conference site will be cancelled and refunded.



August 31st is our deadline for article and ad submission for the fall edition of The FLASH.  If you have an article idea, a recipe to share, or a submission for our FLASH Funnies or Favorite Things, please contact April at

Fall FLASH Deadline




June 29 - July 1, 2021  Altoona, IA

June 21-23, 2022  Coralville, IA

SNAI is Iowa’s state organization of school nutrition professionals committed to advancing the quality of school meal programs through education and advocacy.