Public Announcements


Share Your Story in Washington DC!

Let SNAM Share Your Story with Michigan's Legislators

In March SNAM members will be attending SNA's National Legislative Conference (LAC) in Washington D.C. to represent Michigan School Nutrition Programs.

LAC is where SNA members, allies and advocates come together in force and united in the mission to share their stories and help shape national policy relating to school nutrition.

SNAM members will serve as lobbyist for a day and visit personally with Federal lawmakers and share their passion, expertise and stories during LAC’s annual “Charge to the Hill!"

Complete the attached profile sheet & block grant calculator for your school district* so we can SHARE YOUR STORY! Return a completed copy by email to before March 2nd.

Use SNA's Block Grant Calculator to see an estimate of funding cuts to your school nutrition program.  Return a completed copy by email to before March 2nd.

  1. Complete the green fields.
  2. Part one shows immediate loss of funds to your program. 
  3. Part two shows percent decrease in funds over three years.
  4. Part three shows the cumulative losses over three years.

*Be sure to use the address for your school district, you can find what congressional district your school is in here!



Legislator 2 Lunch Week - March 26 - 30

Dear Food Service Directors,

As food service directors, you’re the strongest advocates out there for child nutrition in our schools. You are the experts in providing healthy and tasty meals to students throughout the year. The School Nutrition Association of Michigan (SNAM) wants to help educate our legislators about how school food works and how it is impacted with the guidelines that our lawmakers set. It is important that we express to our legislators the need for flexibility in regulations, as well as the need for increased funding for our programs. Join us in a grassroots effort to bring the real faces of school food service to our lawmakers.

During the week of March 26-30, 2018 SNAM is encouraging directors to host a Legislators 2 Lunch event in their districts. We understand that this week may not work for all schools, but this is the time when legislators are not in session and many of them will be home in their districts. We urge you to choose a day in another week near this targeted timeframe.

To assist you in this, we have created a toolkit to help make your event successful. Items included are below.

Thank you for helping make school food service a success for students.

State Congress Contact Information

U.S. Senators and House of Representatives Contact Information

Resources (follow this link for resources)

  • Legislative Invite Letter Template
  • Complete Event Checklist
  • Visit Agenda & Talking Points
  • Legislator Takeaway Document
  • Legislator Takeaway Document (customizable to your state)
  • Thank You Letter
  • Post Visit Survey for Legislator
  • Post Visit Evaluation for You
  • Letterhead
  • Logo

Your SNAM area representative will be your resource, if you have any questions or need help with the event. Find the list of Area Reps. here. Also, please feel free to reach out to the chair of area representatives at for more information or tips on interacting with the legislators. We hope that you will consider participating in this very impactful event.

Already have a cafertia visit scheduled? Let us know by submitting this form and we will promote it on our webpage! 

Let us know how your visit went!

Post Evaluation


Michigan Learning Connection Summit

Save the Date - May 2, 2018

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Ford Field, Detroit, MI



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Sign up for STEPS program to win $100 gift card

We need your help. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) School Nutrition Program's Team Nutrition is working with SNA STEPS and SNA Michigan to enroll 200 Michigan school nutrition professionals by October 25, 2018, which is the next School Nutrition Association of Michigan Conference.) Between August 9 and October 24 we signed up 23 people! Those who sign up for the STEPS program will be automatically enrolled in a drawing for a $100 nutrition education gift card for their school.  The STEPS program is a free program to SNA members. Non-members can also participate*

Together being active and eating well is more fun so...

  1. Join the Michigan STEPS campaign by signing up here.  
  2. Track (instructions: Award yourself three (3) points for every time you choose a lean protein instead of a higher-fat alternative. Consider foods like turkey, fish, chicken, beans, tofu, etc.) November calendar tracking form .
  3. Submit your tracking points here at the end of the month.

Sign up today!