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

As I write this message the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the morning temperatures are a little cooler.  Autumn is here! This is my favorite time of year.   This also means that our new school year has started, in whatever capacity that means for you.  Whether your students are completely virtual, or you have a hybrid model of students in person and learning remotely, your unwavering commitment to your children and your communities remains constant.  You have shown that school nutrition professionals are caring, strong, innovative and essential to our student’s health and well-being.  Now more than ever we realize that adaptability and flexibility are crucial to the delivery of our mission: advancing good nutrition and promoting healthy lifestyles for Michigan’s children.

We are energized by your participation in our SNAM Variety Hours, and appreciate all of your input to make these more beneficial for you.  These will continue bi-weekly throughout the fall, and we encourage you to join us for our next Variety Hour which happens every other Thursday at 2 pm. 

Look for an announcement from our Professional Development Committee in the near future, as we take our popular Nutrition 1 Training Course online.  We are excited to be able to offer this course virtually. 

And don’t miss our SNAM/MDE Virtual Fall Conference which kicks off Tuesday November 10th with a live session by our inspirational keynote speaker, Chef Jeff Henderson.  All of the details are right here in the magazine for you to register.

It’s been my great honor and pleasure to serve as your President this past year.  I look forward to being with all of you at our conference in November.  Please remember to take time to care for yourself, so that you can continue your amazing work of nourishing Michigan’s future!

Carolyn Thomas
Macomb ISD