What is SNAI?
The School Nutrition Association of Iowa is a state, nonprofit, professional organization representing more than 950 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the state.
The Association works to ensure all children have access to healthful school meals and nutrition education by:
Providing members with education and training
Setting standards through certification and credentialing
Gathering and transmitting regulatory, legislative, industry, nutritional and other types of information related to school nutrition
Representing the nutritional interests of all children
Recognized as the authority on school nutrition, SNAI advances the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education.
With Iowa’s state affiliates, SNAI local chapters and hundreds of school nutrition members and industry partners, SNAI brings a unique, firsthand perspective to child nutrition issues.
Vision, Mission, & Values
SNAI provides members-only access to SNAI governance documents, including the SNAI Strategic Plan, SNAI Bylaws and the SNAI Executive Board of Directors.
Be the authority and resource for school nutrition programs.
SNAI is Iowa’s state organization of school nutrition professionals committed to advancing the
quality of school meal programs through education and advocacy.
Collaboration, Relationship Building and Teamwork
Caring Commitment and Service
Lifelong Wellness and Healthy Lifestyles
Passion for Lifelong Learning and Professional Development
Integrity and Ethics
SNAI Strategic Plan of Action
I. Professional Development
School nutrition professionals will continually improve their knowledge and skills to administer, manage, deliver, and sustain successful school meal programs.
II. Advocacy and Public Image
Policy makers, school officials, parents and school nutrition professionals will rely on SNA as the leading advocate for school nutrition programs.
III. Membership and Community
School nutrition programs nationwide will be strengthened through the engagement, leadership and collaboration among SNA’s members, state associations, the School Nutrition Foundation, allied partners and other stakeholders.
IV. Governance and Operations
SNAI will have a financially sustainable funding model with a nimble governance and headquarters staff structure that is aligned with the strategic plan and reflects contemporary business practices.