School Nutrition Magazine
Gaining the competitive advantage means setting yourself apart. The award-winning School Nutrition (SN) magazine, the flagship publication of the School Nutrition Association, has built a reputation for excellence that is without equal. Month after month, K-12 foodservice operators turn to School Nutrition for
the answers to their questions, for innovative ideas and for previews of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. And each issue, School Nutrition delivers the timely (and feasible) solutions and strategies they need to succeed, which is why it holds the lead as the overwhelming first-choice foodservice professional publication of school nutrition decision makers in districts large and small, urban and rural.
You can be part of the valuable solutions and strategies sought by these readers during today’s challenging times by advertising your products and services in School Nutrition: the only national magazine that exclusively serves this large, niche market segment.
School Nutrition reaches SNA members who are top-level decision-makers in districts that collectively serve 29.7 million children—nearly two-thirds of our nation’s 56.6 million public school students.
Print: 25,000 | Digital: 25,000+
Frequency: 6x per year
When you advertise in School Nutrition, you will reach:
Readers who are decision-makers. According to SNA research, nearly 75% are involved in buying, recommending, specifying or approving food products. More than 60% do the same for smallwares, while half influence or approve decisions for large equipment, cleaning products and other supplies. More than 30% have influence on or can decide on computer hardware/software purchases.
Decision-makers who act when they see ads in their first-choice magazine. More than half report they recommend the purchase of the product or service listed, referred ads to someone else or bought an advertised product.
Readers who value SN above all over trade publications. Year after year, SN beats its closest competitors by an 8 to 1 margin!
Readers who look forward to and use School Nutrition. The vast majority find it provides solutions and strategies that inform and inspire, along with information they can use in their day-to-day work.
Preventing, Managing and Relieving Stress
JAN / FEB
The impact of interpersonal dynamics on stress management
Intersection of nutrition and mental health
Finding freedom when stepping out of your comfort zone
FOOD FOCUS: Scratch and speed-scratch baking dough-based items
SPACE DEADLINE: November 8, 2023
AD DEADLINE: November 15, 2023
The FOOD Issue
MAR / APR
Taste the potential of using AI for tomorrow's menus
Global flavors and developing culturally relevant recipes
Sea to School programs
FOOD FOCUS: Strawberries
SPACE DEADLINE: December 20, 2023
AD DEADLINE: January 9, 2024
Annual National Conference Issue
MAY / JUNE
Understanding and managing medical and religious diets in schools
Taking the "niche" out of lifestyle diets
FOOD FOCUS: Native American & Sonoran Cuisine
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: 2024-25 National School Lunch & Breakfast Week campaigns
SPACE DEADLINE: March 12, 2024
AD DEADLINE: March 19, 2024
Back to School Issue
JULY / AUG
Sharing your school nutrition “elevator speech”
Public speaking skills
Additional content TBD
FOOD FOCUS: Global breakfasts
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: 2024-25 SNA President’s Profile: Shannon Gleave, RDN, SNS
SPACE DEADLINE: April 30, 2024
AD DEADLINE: May 7, 2024
SEP / OCT
How AI can impact you at work and home
A POS evolution
Additional Content TBD
FOOD FOCUS: Pasta
SPACE DEADLINE: July 11, 2024
AD DEADLINE: July 19, 2024
NOV / DEC
The power in our differences
The multigenerational workforce
The "A"in DEIA
FOOD FOCUS: Leafy Greens
SPACE DEADLINE: September 13, 2024
AD DEADLINE: September 20, 2024
SN also includes periodic features on equipment, safety, nutrition, operations management, technology, DEI and legislation.
Each month also features Bonus Web Content. Additional opportunities are available through sponsorship of SN Plus, our digital supplement article series.
Rates & Specs
SN Display Advertising Rates
SN Ad Specs
Please supply only a print-ready PDF file. We cannot accept any native application file formats (no MS Word, InDesign, Publisher, etc) or any other file format. PDF must be a hi-res, print ready file. All raster images should be 300 dpi. All fonts must be embedded.
Do NOT include printer’s marks (crop marks, registration marks, etc) in the file submission. Do NOT include a bleed with fractional ads unless specified. Color: Color ads must use CMYK color only. RGB color or spot colors (such as Pantone colors) are NOT acceptable. Black and White: Black & white ads should use black only (not 4-color); images should be grayscale.
We cannot guarantee an exact color match. If advertiser requires a critical color match, please contact your Traffic Coordinator. The publisher is not responsible for printing errors due to incorrect file preparation.
Submitting files: Please go to https://sna.sendmyad.com/ to submit files.
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