SNACT is excited to announce a peer mentorship program as a new benefit for SNACT members. The SNACT peer mentor program will pair Food Service Directors and District Level Supervisors with mentors, creating professional development opportunities for both the new and experienced school nutrition professional.

Why a Peer Mentorship Program?

SNACT wants to provide a program of assistance to enhance the effectiveness of school nutrition professionals and the performance of their job responsibilities.

The Program Goals:

  • To provide a unique professional development opportunity for new and experienced child nutrition professionals.
  • To provide peer technical assistance and guidance to child nutrition professionals to all aspects of child nutrition management.
  • To provide customized learning opportunities specific to individual needs.
  • To complement the technical assistance provided by Connecticut State Department of Education Child Nutrition Office.


How it will work:

SNACT members interested in becoming mentors, and members who would like to have a mentor, must both register. A SNACT representative will pair mentors and mentees. The SNACT peer mentorship program is designed to assist individuals beginning their careers in child nutrition management or individuals wishing to become more knowledgeable in specific topic areas. You can become and or request either a general mentor or a mentor in a specific topic area. The topic areas are:

  • Financial and Resource Management
  • Nutrition Quality and Meal Patterns
  • General Management
  • Farm to School Sustainability Marketing
  • Relationship Management/Customer Service
  • Meal Access and
  • Accountability Procurement Tools
  • Program Specific Assistance
  • Preparing for a State Audit
  • Grants
  • Technology Integration

For a detailed list of the specific topic areas click here. 

 Click here if you would like to be a mentor

Click here if you would like to request a mentor