Why Should I Earn My SNA Certificate in School Nutrition?

It’s more important than ever to invest in your school nutrition professional development. Getting your Certificate in School Nutrition from SNA shows your commitment to your profession. SNA’s Certificate Program aligns with USDA Professional Standards making it easier for you to keep up with the requirements.

Earning Your Certificate in School Nutrition will:

  • Provide a career ladder you can use to advance in the field
  • Add credibility to your position and to your school's program
  • Enhance your professional image with supervisors, parents, and administrators
  • Stay current on the latest issues and solutions related to your job

Download the SNA Certificate in School Nutrition Program Guide (pdf) to view the initial requirements and learn how the program aligns with USDA Professional Standards. To learn more or to download the application form, visit our How to Earn Your SNA Certificate page.

SNA Certificate Program – New Bridge Level 
Launching July 2018

In July 2018, SNA will launch an additional Level to the Certificate in School Nutrition program that will serve as a “bridge” between Level 1 and Level 2. The goal of this new Level 2, would be to help members have a more realistic professional development path and help them strive toward continued growth and experiences beyond Level 1 requirements.

The new Level 2 will require 46 hours, which is less than the current Level 2 requirement of 86 hours. View details about the requirements for the new Level 2.

SNA also has information about what the new Level 2 means for current Certificate Holders and a short video explaining the upcoming changes.