Patron Program

The SNA Patron Program is designed to increase your organization's interaction with school nutrition professionals. As an SNA Patron, your company will enjoy greater exposure and access to school foodservice professionals nationwide. All segments of the foodservice industry are encouraged to join this program.


National Dairy Council has been a SNA Patron Member for decades. Personally, I find a lot of value in the Patron Program with the benefits being far reaching within our organization. Especially the membership benefits allowing access to association research, the School Nutrition Magazine and meeting registration benefits & discounts. This keeps us informed on the current school nutrition environment and how we can best support schools.—Katie Bambacht RDN, LDN, SNS - VP School Nutrition, NationalDairy Council


  • Corporate Membership included ($995 value)
    • All employees will receive Industry Insider, a monthly e-newsletter designed just for Industry Members
    • o Every employee receives access to the members’ only section of SNA’s Web site (access to directories, list of state school foodservice conferences, Tuesday Morning, a weekly newsletter on legislative activities, and The Journal of Child Nutrition and Management).
  • Complimentary association research
  • Annual listing in School Nutrition Magazine
  • SNA Patron Logo to use for promotional purposes
  • Tag line for promotional use “Supporting school nutrition professionals and the children they serve.”

Meeting Registration
Benefits & Discounts

  • One School Nutrition Industry Conference registration ($910 value)
  • One Legislative Action Conference registration ($590 value)
  • One complimentary registration to any of SNA’s virtual conferences (excluding online webinars)
  • Annual National Conference benefits:
    • Recognition listing in the ANC Program Guide and onsite signage
    • Five tickets to the Final Event ($425 value)
  • Receive the industry member registration rate for all SNA meetings
  • $500 Boot Camp registration discount (in-person only)
  •  Exclusive Annual Patron Meeting including topical discussions and high-level engagement with SNA leaders and school nutrition directors (In-person & Virtual)

Magazine Subscriptions
Advertising Discounts


Complimentary &
Discounted Membership

  • School Nutrition Industry Conference attendee list
  • Legislative Action Conference attendee list
  • Annual National Conference attendee list
  • All SNA Virtual Conference attendee lists (excludes online webinars)
  • 35% discount on inFOCUS (membership) list rentals

ANC Exhibit Booth

  • One complimentary 10-by-10 foot exhibit space ($2,600 value)
  • Priority booth space selection prior to non-Patron exhibitors
  • Five additional name badges ($425 value)
  • Exhibit Hall booth signs identifying Patrons
  • Dedicated GES exhibitor Service Executive Support
  • Expedited empty crate return at close of show

Foundation Contribution
and Benefits

  • $1,500 contribution is tax deductible
  • SNF Friends logo for use in your organization’s promotional material
  • Donor listing in ANC Program Guide, School Nutrition magazine, and donor signs

Join Today!
View a listing of the 2022 SNA Patrons. To become an SNA Patron member, download the Patron Application or contact SNA Business Development Manager Nita Artis at (703) 824-3000, ext. 173, or by email at

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