providing healthy meals to foster an environment where children achieve overall wellness and lifelong success.


The purpose of KSNA is to promote the optimal health, nutrition and education of all children by supporting nutritionally adequate and educationally sound, financially accountable, nonprofit child nutrition and school community nutrition.

Understanding School Nutrition

For several government and industry websites and documents to further your knowledge and understanding of School Nutrition best practices.

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About KSNA

The Kentucky School Nutrition Association represents over 2,000 school nutrition professionals statewide.  KSNA members include school cafeteria staff, managers, and district level staff which include supervisors, office personnel, chefs and directors.  Also included in our membership are state agency staff and directors from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Department of Education – School and Community Nutrition Division.  We are also fortunate to have great support from our Industry Partners who work with us to help provide services and education to our members.

Detailed nutrition standards, strict food safety requirements along with complex regulations, limited budgets, special dietary restrictions make every day a challenge for school nutrition professionals.  Administering school meals requires skills in many areas and SNA’s Certificate and Credentialing Programs help members improve their skills and grow their programs.   To learn more about these programs, visit

Latest News

Bowling Green/Warren County Chapter President, Barb Bulka (second from left in top picture) and staff hold a check to be donated to the Houston Food Bank.  

Fayette County Chapter President, Shannon Hufford, (left in bottom picture) and other FCSNA officers present check to KSNA to be sent to the Houston Food Bank.

Donations from these two chapters and the KSNA Administrators Summit totaled $1,270.60!

As children return to school, parents are wielding shopping carts full of new clothes, art supplies and fancy notebooks. But what’s in YOUR shopping cart?

In July 2018, SNA will launch an additional Level to the Certificate in School Nutrition program that will serve as a “bridge” between Level 1 and Level 2.