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Frequently Asked Questions about the Georgia School Nutrition Association

What is Georgia School Nutrition Association?

It is the professional organization of school food service employees in the state of Georgia. GSNA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1951 and incorporated in Georgia in 1967. GSNA maintains a headquarters office and professional staff in Tucker, Ga. GSNA is affiliated with the School Nutrition Association, a national nonprofit organization with headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

What does GSNA do?
GSNA is an individual membership organization. It provides professional services and training to members.
  • Annual Conference - training sessions on topics such as sanitation, nutrition, personnel management, and financial accounting. 
  • Public Relations/ Marketing Seminar annually. 
  • Technology training. 
  • Industry Seminar. 
  • Current information on school nutrition trends and regulations. 
  • Recognition of outstanding program practices. 
  • Biannual magazine, Georgia Gems, that highlights school nutrition activities around the state. 
What else does GSNA do?
GSNA also provides marketing materials for special promotions, such as:
  • National School Lunch Week 
  • National School Breakfast Week 
Does GSNA provide legislative representation?
Yes, GSNA has an active and effective legislative program. We contract for the services of a professional lobbyist at the state level, who covers daily legislative activities and assists us in planning state legislative goals. At the federal level, GSNA has an active volunteer committee that coordinates information and "grass roots" campaigns with our members. A state Legislative Workshop is held each year to train our members how to influence the legislative process.

Does GSNA provide Scholarships for training?
Yes, through the Georgia School Nutrition Foundation, a separate nonprofit organization. Scholarships and Grant-in-Aid are available to members and members' children. These funds are given two times a year, in September and March. Applications are here.

How can I become a member of GSNA?
By completing a membership application and paying the current dues to Georgia School Nutrition Association. Membership applications are available from the Headquarters office.

Current annual dues for GSNA are:

Supervisors/Administrators $22.00
Managers & Assistant Managers $17.00
Food Assistants, over 4 hrs per day $14.00
Food Assistants, less than 4 hrs per day $13.00

How can I become a member of School Nutrition Association?
By completing a membership application and paying current dues to SNA. All paperwork and payments must be submitted to Georgia School Nutrition Association for processing.

Does GSNA maintain a list of job openings in school nutrition programs in the state?
No. Employment information is available through the Personnel office or School Nutrition office in each school system in Georgia. GSNA will post job openings on the web if they are forwarded to the office. But we do not maintain a job listing site for the state.
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