SNA Awards

SNA Awards Program

September 2021, the School Nutrition Association made some major changes to the SNA Awards Program so all members can be recognized for their hard work to ensure well-nourished students across the country are prepared for success.

Nominations must be submitted online by March 1, 2025. Click on the logo below for the award and you will be redirected to the information and online submission forms for 2025, when they become available.  There are SNA awards to recognize every member type!

3% Participation Increase

The 3% Increase Participation Awards for the 2023-2024 school year have been updated.   The submission date is June 1, 2024.

Download the 2023-2024 3% Breakfast Award Application and the 2023-2024 3% Lunch Award Application using these links.

Star Club

To learn more about the Star Club and credit accumulation, click the Star Club logo above.


The School Nutrition Foundation is teaming up with the industry partners listed below to provide new kitchen equipment to deserving districts! Apply soon for the 2024 SNF Equipment Grant Program.  Deadline to apply is March 29, 2024.

The 2024 Equipment Grants Application(s) are open. Eligible applicants have the opportunity to win equipment grants, each worth between $25,000 to $100,000 of equipment.   More information and the 2024 applications can be found here.

See information about the 2023 Equipment Grant winners here.

Achieve your educational dreams with an education scholarship from the School Nutrition Foundation! Professional Development Scholarships provide SNA members with funding for tuition and books for the following school year.  Deadline to apply is March 29, 2024.

To find out more and for the application, click HERE!

For more information and applications about the SNA Conference Scholarships, CLICK HERE!

This $1000 scholarship opportunity provides current MSNA members the opportunity to attend the SNA Annual National Conference.

Deadline to apply is April 15

Scholarship awarded May 1

For scholarship application, CLICK HERE!

For supervisor approval form, CLICK HERE!

Our first Missouri Scholarship for School Food Service employees and/or their children was named after Earl Langkop.  He is believed to the the first State Director of Food Services in Missouri.  He started the job July 1, 1948 and retired March 31, 1975.  Mr. Langkop was found to be truly concerned with the quality of meals served in Missouri Schools.  The scholarship fund that bears his name was started to honor him at the time of his retirement.  He died about a year after his retirement.

Please click here for the Earl Langkop Scholarship Application.

David R. Page was the Director of Food Services in St. Louis and instrumental in starting the Missouri School Food Service Association in 1954.  Mr. Page served as President of the association in 1965-66.  He also served as President of ASFSA and was involved in that association.  Mr. Page was a strong proponent of staff development and continuing education.  Thus, when he died suddenly, the food service and school personnel of St. Louis set up a scholarship fund through Missouri School Nutrition Association, formerly MSFSA for the further development of current school food service personnel through tuition payment and registration fees related to continuing education activities. MSNA, formerly MSFSA is also authorized to utilize this fund for statewide professional development programs, but has been fortunate not to have to utilize it for that purpose, leaving it to benefit individuals.

Click here for the David R. Page Scholarship Application

To:                          All Missouri School Nutrition Association (MSNA) members

From:                    MSNA Board of Directors

Subject:               Pursuing Excellence in Child Nutrition Scholarship

The Missouri School Nutrition Association supports the Pursuing Excellence in Child Nutrition scholarship program for MSNA members wishing to become Certified and/or Credentialed!

SNA’s Certification Program is based on the standards of practice and indicators in the Keys to Excellence in School Food and Nutrition Programs that define nationally accepted standards for quality programs.  MSNA encourages every member to become nationally Certified and/or Credentialed through the SNA professional development program.  To help make it possible, MSNA will reimburse every member for the first year application fee associated with the level of Certification/Credentialing, along with the exam fee for Credentialing.

Certification:  All Levels

Any MSNA member pursuing SNA Certification can apply for reimbursement for the application fees ($20-$35).  After successfully achieving any new level of Certification, MSNA members can also apply for reimbursement for the application fee associated with the new level ($20-$35).


MSNA members wishing to become Credentialed will be reimbursed for the testing fees ($225) when they successfully pass the examination.  In addition, newly Credentialed members will be eligible to receive reimbursement for their first year dues ($70).

Go to the SNA website and click on the Careers & Training/Certificate & Credentialing tabs for complete eligibility requirements.

For MSNA Certification/Credentialing Reimbursement Request Form, Click HERE!