About Us

SNAM's Mission

"Be the primary resource that empowers our members to advance good nutrition and promote healthy lifestyles for Michigan children."

We are the state affiliate of the School Nutrition Association (SNA), a non-profit professional association representing 60,000 members involved in the school food service industry. SNAM represents over 1,600 food service personnel in Michigan. Membership in both organizations is open to persons engaged in school food service or related activities in public, non-public schools, and colleges and universities.

Message from President

Mary Kurkowski
Director of Food & Nutrition

Port Huron Area School District

The sun is shining and the birds are singing, I think SPRING may finally be here. I am busy planning my summer food service programs and encourage everyone to look at starting a summer site in your area or adding additional sites if you already run a program. Summer meals ensure that children in lower-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals when schools are on vacation. Summer is a great time to reach out to your community and work together to feed children. Port Huron partners with the YMCA, City Recreation Department, Housing Commission, Salvation Army, Foster Grandparent Program and the County Library. Relationships like these can help strengthen and grow your food and nutrition network. 

I would also like to invite everyone to consider going or sending someone from your food and nutrition team to the SNAM Leadership Academy which will be held at Macomb ISD on June 26-27, 2018. This academy is perfect for new directors or employees that are looking to get into a leadership role. There is also still time to sign up and join the STEPS Challenge. Start your personal wellness program today and you could win $100 from MDE. There is nothing more valuable than our personal health and wellness. This can be an individual event or get your entire team to join and make it a team building and social activity as well. 

Lastly I would like to wish you all a wonderful summer. Enjoy the beautiful state of Michigan and all the wonderful places to visit and spend quality time and relax with family and friends. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication in feeding the children in our great state. 

All the Best,

Mary Kurkowski, President