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Know someone who is committed to school nutrition?

Nominate them today.

Here’s a chance to honor your outstanding school nutrition star. The FAME Awards are the most prestigious acknowledgment of success in our industry. Each year the awards are presented to outstanding leaders, recognizing them for achievement, innovation, and service. Be a part of this tradition by nominating a leader who brings the spirit of FAME to life.

The 2019 FAME Awards ceremony will be held during the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) Industry Conference in Austin, Texas on Sunday, January 13, 2019. While The FAME Awards are presented at SNA’s Industry Conference, it is not sponsored by SNA. Basic American Foods is the sponsoring company.

There are six awards. Choose the one that best fits your nominee by carefully reading the description for each. After you’ve made your selection, please complete the appropriate nomination form below. You are permitted to nominate someone for more than one award if they fit the criteria.

Nominees for all awards except Friend of Child Nutrition must be active SNA members. If you have any questions about the appropriate award for your nominee, please call us at (703) 477-4172.

Once you’ve matched your nominee’s accomplishments with the appropriate award, use the questions provided with each award to create an achievement summary. This is what the FAME selection committee will use to determine the winners.

Nominations for the FAME Awards must be submitted by 5PM CDT October 19, 2018.

Golden Star Director of School Nutrition Award:

School Nutrition Director of the Year nomination form

(More than 12 years of experience as a director) A director who demonstrates outstanding achievement in leadership, spirit/dedication, innovation, career awards, management/systems, humanitarianism/community involvement, and bettering the lives of students.

Silver Star Awards:

Leadership Award nomination form

(Less than 12 years of experience as a director) A director who demonstrates outstanding leadership, dedication, fiscal achievement, and innovation in menuing and merchandising.

Spirit Award nomination form

A person in a management position such as an assistant director or coordinator who shows commitment to the people and programs of school nutrition and distinguishes her/himself through innovative programs, marketing, training, customer service, and/or staff motivation.

Rising Star Award nomination form

(Five or fewer years of experience as a director) A director whose contributions make a marked difference in the district’s school nutrition program.

Special Achievement Award nomination form

(10,000 or fewer enrollment) A director who demonstrates exceptional ability to recognize and solve problems unique to small districts.

Friend of Child Nutrition Award nomination form

Advocate of school nutrition such as a principal, state association representative, or community leader. Supports school nutrition beyond the scope of normal professional duties. Child nutrition directors and department heads are NOT eligible for this award.