Fresh Bites Spring Edition 2022

COMMITTEES Professional Develemopment


Top 10 Reasons to Earn Your SNS

Have you been thinking about becoming a School Nutrition Specialist (SNS)? With USDA Professional Standards here, there is no better time than the present to get started.

Here are our top 10 reasons for earning this nationally recognized credential! Earning your SNS from the School Nutrition Association:

Provides formal national recognition of professional achievement in the four learning areas of USDA standards for school nutrition personnel. Enhances your expertise to direct a complex food and nutrition service operation. Gives you the opportunity brush up on the fundamentals of school nutrition. Provides professional recognition from subordinates, peers and superiors. Demonstrates your continued commitment to the school nutrition profession and the children you serve. Expands your career opportunities. Did you know that some job descriptions list the SNS as a requirement or as a preferred credential? Boosts self-esteem and pride in your career. Improves credibility with school and district officials, local boards of education, governing boards and the general public. Offers self-fulfillment. Provides a credential that you can maintain throughout your career as long you meet the required annual training hours.


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SNA membership is a smart investment for you and your program.

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SNA has many member benefits to enhance your career, grow professionally and gain new ideas to grow your school nutrition program. Don’t just take it from us, hear from a few of your very own colleagues about the importance of SNA membership and then spread the word (or in this case video)!


Start preparing now! A Study Guide and book are available to help you prepare but will not guarantee passing the exam. For more information about the application process or tools to help you prepare visit







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