Keys to Excellence

Best Practices Document 
The Keys to Excellence Best Practices Document is an initiative of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) designed to assist schools achieve nutrition integrity goals at the administrative, management, and operational levels. This document and its standards of practice and indicators, defines national standards for quality programs and provides a framework for continuous program review, evaluation, and improvement.

School Nutrition Benchmarking, Business Planning and Best Practices Online Tool.

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2013-2014 benchmarking data is now available.

Please note, data collection for 2014-2015 and beyond is currently closed and on hold. SNA is examining the Keys benchmarking tool to determine how it can better meet our members’ needs and connect you with more meaningful, relevant data. This includes taking survey input from users and evaluating the tool’s strengths and drawbacks. Thank you for your patience as we develop a plan to streamline and revise this benchmarking platform to be a better resource for members.

In the meantime, check out the Keys to Excellence for more on program success indicators.

Questions? Email or call  (301) 686-3100. 

Keys to Excellence Best Practices Document
Download the hard copy of the Keys to Excellence best practices to get a preview of the program standards and indicators before you start the online assessment. 

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