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

I am honored and excited to represent the hardworking and talented members of our Association, and begin my journey as your SNAM President.  You play the most important and valuable role in nourishing our students every day, and I am proud of the commitment and passion shown in all you do.

Many of us have recently returned from our 2019 Fall Conference in Traverse City.  We had over 330 members in attendance, and were treated to lively keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions, fun times, and who can forget the amazing food show?  We also donated 187 bags of food to the Father Fred Foundation.  Thanks to everyone who attended the conference! 

This past year our SNAM Board has made tremendous progress in restructuring our leadership roles in order to be more nimble and progressive.  This is your organization, and I encourage you to reach out to any of your Board members and myself at any time.  We are committed to assisting you, our members, by providing training and development, collaboration with community partners, and leadership in legislative efforts and representation at local, state, and national levels.

My goal this year is to provide the same level of outstanding leadership we have enjoyed in the past.  Our work to feed Michigan’s future on a daily basis is a very important one, and we will work hard to continue our drive to provide the best possible school nutrition programs.

I hope you enjoy your holiday season and are able to take time to be with family and friends, and make special memories.  I am grateful for my family, friends, job, colleagues, and all of you!

Carolyn Thomas
Macomb ISD