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

I am so pleased and honored to represent the members of SNA of Michigan for the 2018/2019 school year!  Whenever I attend a national SNA conference, I am proud to say I’m from Michigan and SNAM. We seem to be on the cutting edge of important initiatives and advocating for students across Michigan.  As a result, we should remember to celebrate ourselves and all of our partners in the state, that help to make sure that all Michigan children have access to healthy meals.

In my short 17 years in school nutrition, I have been amazed at the passion and commitment of those choosing this field as a career, the numerous years of experience and the quality of customer service provided.

At the national level, the National School Lunch Program is the largest federal child nutrition program and the second-largest single source of federal funding for elementary and secondary schools.

At the State level, the SNAM board is committed to assist their members by providing leadership in education and training and to assure membership is represented at State and National levels.  The board will work hard for members to ensure systems and processes continue to be evaluated and improved and our resources are used wisely.  

Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve.  I look forward to hearing from you and to meeting you at conferences, meetings and training sessions.  

Here's hoping you all have a successful and enjoyable year!