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

October 14-18 is National School Lunch Week!  NSLW was created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child's life and it's impact inside and outside the classroom.  This year's theme, "School Lunch: What's on your Playlist?", is designed to help you showcase what you are doing to make an impact in your school.  Visit to find resources to help you pump up the celebration.  Then send us your photos and stories to share with others!

Nominations are now open for 4 positions on the SNA Iowa Board of Directors.  If you or someone you know is interested in running for Vice President or one of our Region Co-chair positions, please fill out the nomination form and return it to Stephanie Hawkins at  Board nominations are due November 15th.  Elections will take place in early January and terms run July - June.

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Do you know a manager or employee in your school district who is passionate about child nutrition policy and could benefit from attending SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C. on March 8-10, 2020? Encourage your members to apply online to be the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow! The Fellow will attend with expenses paid (up to $3,000) and be recognized at the event. The application opened on September 1, 2019 and you must submit the online application by October 31, 2019. Visit for more information.

Calendar of Events

Articles and photos for winter edition of The Flash are due November 30th.  The Flash is published in October, January, and April.

The Flash Winter Edition Deadline



Our annual Legislative Breakfast at the Capital is Tuesday, February 25th.  Please consider joining us to share just how important school food and nutrition is in the lives of our children.

Legislative Breakfast



LAC is an opportunity to participate in the democratic process as the Founding Fathers envisioned it. Attendees learn about legislative issues affecting child nutrition programs and have the opportunity to meet with elected representatives on Capitol Hill. Fore more information visit

Legislative Action Conference

March 8-10

Mark your calendars for the 63rd Annual SNA Iowa Conference.  This year we will be traveling to the DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center in Cedar Rapids

SNAI 63rd Annual Conference

June 15-17


June 15-17, 2020   Cedar Rapids, IA

June 29 - July 1, 2021  Altoona, IA

June 21-23, 2022  Coralville, IA