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.

2020 Annual Conference

Due to the uncertainty still regarding guidelines and our ability to host a conference, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 SNAI Conference and Food Show.  If you have already registered your registration will be cancelled and refunds will be issued.  If you have made hotel reservations you will want to contact the hotel at 319-731-4403 to confirm your cancellation.

Vendors will be receiving communication in the coming days regarding the refund / credit of booth fees.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope that we will be able to be together again soon!

Welcome to SNA Iowa!

The Industry Board Representative Elections for a Manufacturing Representative will be held June 3-17, 2020.  Nominations have been accepted and the ballot will open Wednesday, June 3rd.  Industry Partners with a Basic Partnership Agreement will receive one vote for this position and Industry Partners with a Premier Partnership Agreement will receive two votes.  All voting delegates will receive an email with a link to the election information. 

Calendar of Events

If there was ever a time to spotlight school nutrition professionals, it is now!  Need help trying to figure out how you can still celebrate as we face COVID-19 school closures? Don’t worry, SNA has tools on hand to assist you in recognizing the amazing job school lunch heroes do every day–and even more so as they remain on the front lines to feed students nationwide!



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.