SNACT is excited to announce a peer mentorship program as a new benefit for SNACT members. The SNACT peer mentor program will pair Food Service Directors and District Level Supervisors with mentors, creating professional development opportunities for both the new and experienced school nutrition professional.

Why a Peer Mentorship Program?

SNACT wants to provide a program of assistance to enhance the effectiveness of school nutrition professionals and the performance of their job responsibilities.

The Program Goals:

  • To provide a unique professional development opportunity for new and experienced child nutrition professionals.
  • To provide peer technical assistance and guidance to child nutrition professionals to all aspects of child nutrition management.
  • To provide customized learning opportunities specific to individual needs.
  • To complement the technical assistance provided by Connecticut State Department of Education Child Nutrition Office.


How it will work:

SNACT members interested in becoming mentors, and members who would like to have a mentor, must both register. A SNACT representative will pair mentors and mentees. The SNACT peer mentorship program is designed to assist individuals beginning their careers in child nutrition management or individuals wishing to become more knowledgeable in specific topic areas. You can become and or request either a general mentor or a mentor in a specific topic area. The topic areas are:

  • Financial and Resource Management
  • Nutrition Quality and Meal Patterns
  • General Management
  • Farm to School Sustainability Marketing
  • Relationship Management/Customer Service
  • Meal Access and
  • Accountability Procurement Tools
  • Program Specific Assistance
  • Preparing for a State Audit
  • Grants
  • Technology Integration

For a detailed list of the specific topic areas click here. 

 Click here if you would like to be a mentor

Click here if you would like to request a mentor


2014 Annual Food Show
Join us for the 65th Annual Food & Industry Show!

Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry St
Plantsville, CT 06479
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014!
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

This year's theme is Proud to Serve!
SNACT’s Food & Industry Show is your opportunity to “ENGAGE, ENERGIZE, EXCEL”

  • Connect with vendors for the resources and information available to assist you in running your programs!

  • Learn about new products from familiar and new vendors!

  • Take advantage of “show only” promotions!

  • Visit the SNACT Membership Table to learn how SNA and SNACT can help you excel!

  • Learn about new resources from our community partners!

  • Engage with colleagues at the on-site cash bar reception immediately following the Food Show!

The Food Show is free to all SNACT Members and to anyone who registers for the Breakfast Summit. SNACT members will receive 1 CEU for the Food Show



Sponsor Packet Information


Prior to the Show, join us for the CT Breakfast Summit!
Breakfast registration at 7:00am | Breakfast Program at 7:45am


Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Robert Murray, The Ohio State University

Dr. Janey Thornton, Deputy Under Secretary for USDA’s Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

The Breakfast Summit is $10 per person and includes Food Show registration.

Click here to download registration.



Advertising Rates


¼ page = 3.70 inches wide x 4.95 inches tall
½ page = 7 ½ inches wide x 4.95 inches tall
Full page = 7 ½ inches wide x 10 inches tall 


The Nutmegger is sent to every School Nutrition Association of Connecticut member. The Nutmegger is also posted on SNACT website. 

Nutmegger 2018-19 Ad Deadlines:

Issue:                                      Submission Deadline    Distribution Date:
Fall 2018  (e-version only):              August 15                    October 1   
Winter 2018 (e-version only):          December 15                 February 1
Spring 2019:                                    March 1                       April 15

The Spring 2019 Nutmegger will be distributed at our awards banquet.

Copy ready ads (jpg & pdf files preferred) should be emailed to:
Nutmegger Editor: Amanda Mueller, Cashman + Katz

Corporate Sponsor Nutmegger Advertising Info 2018-19

Platinum & Gold SNACT Sponsors 

Platinum  Sponsors receive a FREE 1/2 page B&W ad in the Fall, Winter & Spring Nutmegger as a part of their sponsorship. 

Gold Sponsors receive a FREE 1/4 page B&W ad in the Fall, Winter & Spring Nutmegger as a part of their sponsorship.
Upgrades are available at the rates shown in the table below.

Please note: Corporate Sponsor advertising in the Nutmegger aligns with sponsorship year and the SNACT fiscal year (August 1 - July 31). Sponsors must renew by August 15 to be reserved an ad placement in the fall Nutmegger.

Upgrades to full page and/or color are available for the following prices:

Free Sponsor Ad    |   Upgrade to    |   Yearly Cost   |   Per Issue Cost

1/4 p B&W                    1/4 p color             $250                    $100

1/4 p B&W                    1/2 p B&W             $200                    $75

1/4 p B&W                  Full page B&W           $450                   $200

1/4 p B&W                    1/2 p color              $600                  $250

1/4 p B&W                  Full page color           $1,000                $425

1/2 p B&W                  Full page B&W           $250                   $125

1/2 p B&W                     1/2 p color             $400                   $175

1/2 p B&W                  Full page color           $800                   $325


General Corporate Advertising Rates
These rates apply to SNACT Silver sponsors as well as non­sponsors. 
Ads must be paid when ads are submitted. Payment must be made to SNACT.

Ad rates                                       Full page          Half Page      Quarter Page
Black and White ad per issue               $300               $175               $100
Black and White ad for three issues      $700               $450               $250
Color ad per issue                               $600              $350               $200
Color ad for three issues                    $1,500             $850               $500


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.


2018-2019 Chapter Leaders

Charter Oak Chapter: Jessica D'Agnese  (Regional Representative)

Yankee Chapter: Abby Kassman-Harned (Regional Representative)

Mohegan Chapter: Deanna Dunn (Regional Representative)

Nutmeg Chapter: Eileen Mankus (Regional Representative)

Minute Maid Chapter:  (Regional Representative) OPEN

Naugatuck Chapter: (Regional Representative) OPEN