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

Richard Browder
Director of Student Nutrition
Brighton Area Schools

Dear colleagues, 

Another productive school year is drawing to a close. Before we breathe a huge sigh of relief and launch into summer break, or summer meals for many, it is fitting to take a moment or two to reflect on our recent accomplishments. 

First, I want to recognize each of you for the dedication, talent, energy and care you bring to your work. Together, we are making a difference for our students, families and communities. 

This year we set our sights on some challenging Board goals in the areas of our bylaws, professional development, and legislative actionI am pleased to announce that many of our goals were met, and we’ve made great progress on others. 

In ways large and small, each of you has made a positive difference for students across Michigan this year. If I haven’t expressed this to you in person, please know that I deeply value your efforts and your commitment. I hope you have an opportunity to rest and re-energize over the summer. Take time to travel, pursue a hobby, enjoy the company of friends and family, and savor the experiences that are rewarding and help you bring new insights to your role 

We will see you this fall at the 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, October 24-27 in Traverse City.