Karyl Kent, our food services manager, has been selected as SNA-VT’s statewide nominee for National SNA’s highest honor, the Louise Sublette Award of Leadership Excellence in School Nutrition. This is a huge honor and we are extremely proud of Karyl and all that she has brought to our food services program!
School Nutrition Association
Louise Sublette Award of Leadership Excellence
in School Nutrition
Each year, SNA honors school nutrition professionals with the Louise Sublette Award of Leadership Excellence in School Nutrition, which is considered the highest honor a school nutrition manager can earn. It recognizes the importance of those closest to the school nutrition program, the managers. A school nutrition manager is defined as someone who is based in a school and has supervisory or management responsibilities over kitchen operations.
The award is named in memory of Louise Sublette, a leader in school nutrition programs in Tennessee and in SNA. During her 43 years in the profession, she worked with many areas of food service and nutrition-public schools, colleges, hospitals and elderly feeding programs. Her name is given to this high award because throughout her life, Louise Sublette emphasized that the success of school nutrition depends upon those professionals who work in school nutrition programs.
Foodservice/Nutrition manager members of SNA know that every special idea they use often improves the child nutrition program in their school. The award is given to the person who has taken a special idea, developed it into a goal and used that goal to help the school's nutrition program grow. By sharing these "success stories" good ideas can spread across the country and make school nutrition programs better.
State, regional and national winners are recognized at SNA's Annual National Conference. State winners receive a plaque. Regional winners receive a plaque, $100 and a complimentary registration for the current year's ANC. Regional winners are recognized at a general session at ANC where the national winner is announced. The national winner is awarded a plaque and an expense paid trip to the next year's ANC.