SNA produces a variety of publications to help you learn about the field of School Nutrition. 

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Little Big Fact Book: The Essential Guide to School Nutrition

SNA’s Little Big Fact Book is a valuable, easy-to-use reference booklet with critical information about school nutrition programs in a compact resource. It features facts about the federal programs, USDA Foods, the school market and a variety of hot topics. It is designed to assist foodservice directors/managers, school administrators, foodservice brokers, marketing/sales teams, state/national legislators and the media understand the complex school nutrition business.

Book Publications

School Nutrition Specialist Credentialing Exam Study Guide – 2015 Edition

The purpose of this study guide is to help you prepare and assess your readiness for the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credentialing exam. Individuals who earn the SNS credential demonstrate the knowledge and competencies necessary to manage school nutrition programs in today’s challenging climate.

Note: Using this study guide alone will not guarantee passing the SNS exam. The guide will direct you to content and resources that will help you prepare.


School Food and Nutrition Service Management for the 21st Century – 6th Edition

Authors: Dot Pannell-Martin & Julie A Boettger

The newly updated 6th Edition of this comprehensive textbook, is THE go-to reference book for those working in the field of school nutrition. The book is a key resource for SNS exam preparation, and includes chapters on current regulations, financial management, menu planning and nutrition, human resources, equipment and facilities planning, procurement, production management, food safety, technology and marketing. Each chapter opens with a story from a school nutrition practitioner describing how the subject applies to their career.


SNS Study Guide & SFN Service Management Bundle
Special Offer: SNA is offering a members-only SNS preparation bundle, which includes both the School Nutrition Specialist Credentialing Exam Study Guide – 2015 Edition and the School Food and Nutrition Service Management for the 21st Century – 6th Edition. This special introductory offer is available to SNA Members only for $109 + $6 S&H (Non-members $138 + $6 S&H).


School Nutrition Operations Report 2014: The State of School Nutrition
The 2014 report benchmarks operational practices and policies of school nutrition programs. The report includes information on meal prices, participation rates, breakfast programs, food and beverages trends, a la carte availability as well as procurement practices and nutrition education initiatives from more than 1100 school nutrition directors.

Measure of Excellence The History of the School Nutrition Association, 1988-2008
Chronicles the history of the Association from its move from Denver to the Washington, DC, area in 1988 to the present-day drive for uniform, national school nutrition standards. Written by Patrick White.

Measure of Excellence  

Well Done! School Nutrition Professionals Put Wellness Policies to Work
A compilation of examples of school nutrition programs and their allies in the school and community who have used their Local School Wellness policy to make positive changes to their school environment.

Well Done!  

Planning & Designing Innovative and Modern School Kitchens and Dining Rooms
Diane Schweitzer, PhD, CFSP, FMP, RN, SNS
This book provides a thorough overview of school foodservice facilities and explores how design can be applied effectively to meet current operational necessities and student demands.Published in 2010, the book can be purchased through  


Pinch of Love: The History of the American School Food Service Association, 1946-1987, Third Edition
Captures the origins of school feeding initiatives, the National School Lunch Program and the establishment of the American School Food Service Association.  Written by Jay Caton

Pinch of Love  

  SNA Past Presidents Recipes with Love Cookbook 
Are you hungry yet? These recipes and more can be found in the recently published SNA Past Presidents’ Recipes with Love Cookbook.  The cookbook was released at the 2008 ANC in Philadelphia.

Past President Cookbook Cover  

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