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We’ve got lunch in the bag.

At School Nutrition Plus, we understand everything there is to know about the National School Meal programs – so you don’t have to. Our experienced team of consultants, dietitians and chefs take care of every detail, giving you time to focus on what matters most: education.

Did we mention our food? We’re talking delicious, healthy and nutritious meals designed and prepared by our in-house chefs. (Yes, chefs!) It’s school lunch, foodie style!

Whatever your school needs – from simple consulting to a full blown catering solution, SNP can help. We’ve got it in the bag!

Healthy Family Recipes from California’s Premier School Food Company

The debut cookbook from Emily Burson, RD, Chef Brandon Neumen, and the rest of the School Nutrition Plus team, A Chef Walks Into a Cafeteria...


BLD, Meet SNP.

SNP has BLD covered – breakfast, lunch, dinner (and snacks too). We are a full-service caterer specializing in the unique needs of charter schools. Don’t have a kitchen on site? No worries – we can deliver delicious meals we prepare offsite. Have a kitchen and need it staffed soup to nuts? We can do that, too.

Led by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Executive Chef Brandon Neumen, our chefs prepare nutritious and appetizing meals from scratch. Whether you choose an onsite or offsite solution, your students and teachers will love what our team of chefs prepare. Our “Fresh Picked” program supports local farmers and vendors by delivering food straight from the farm to the school. Every meal includes a serving of fruit and vegetables, and we offer vegetarian and ethnic cuisine menu options, too.

Delicious food made simple? Now you’re cooking!

Senior Meals

As the "Plus" in School Nutrition Plus describes, we offer more than school meals! We provide healthy, from scratch senior meals to city and county senior food programs. Our food is culturally diverse and reflects the communities we serve. To learn more, call or email us today.

People are talking about SNP

“Our facilities don’t have a kitchen, but with SNP, we’re still able to provide our students with great food. Plus we love their scratch cooking options and Farm to School program.”

"Hashtag yum!" Student at Ingenium Charter Middle School


Let’s face it: The National School Meal program isn’t easy. Remaining compliant is a challenging exercise in and of itself, without factoring in the new guidelines and legislation that comes out every year.

That’s why so many schools put their trust in SNP. With managers who have more than 35 combined years of experience in school meal programs, we help you navigate the labyrinth of the NSLP. SNP serves as your guide, steering you through the pitfalls (like audits) ensuring you get through safely. In 2018, we started consulting globally working with a variety of ethnic cuisines, so help is never too far away!

Our consulting services include:

  • Starting up a school meal program for schools with their own kitchen
  • Kitchen design
  • USDA audit assistance
  • Operational analysis of your foodservice program
  • Menu planning for the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
  • Procurement of computerized point-of-sale systems
  • Staff training
  • Food safety inspections
  • Customized solutions related to your food program

You have questions, we have answers. Let’s talk

Our Food

Healthy? Check. NSLP compliant? That too. Delicious? You bet! At SNP, we turn the concept of cafeteria food on its head, with scratch cooking, farm-to-table ingredients, and original recipes that will make your students say, “Yum!” Check out a sample menu

Our Schools

  • Barack Obama Charter School
  • Center for Advanced Learning
  • City Language Immersion Charter
  • City of Alhambra
  • City of Downey
  • City of Montebello
  • City of Pico Rivera
  • Discovery Charter Preparatory School
  • El Rio Community School
  • Environmental Charter High School Gardena
  • Environmental Charter High School Lawndale
  • Environmental Charter Middle School Gardena
  • Environmental Charter Middle School Inglewood
  • Fenton Avenue Charter School
  • Fenton Charter Leadership Academy
  • Fenton Primary Center
  • Fenton STEM Academy
  • Girls Athletic Leadership School
  • Head Start and Daycare Programs
  • Ingenium Charter School
  • Ingenium Charter Middle School
  • Ingenium Clarion Charter Middle School
  • Ivy Academia
  • NEW Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • NEW Academy Canoga Park
  • New LA Elementary School
  • New LA Middle School
  • Ocean Charter School
  • Olive Crest Academy
  • Olive Crest Group Homes
  • Para los Ninos Charter Elementary
  • Para los Ninos Charter Middle
  • Para los Ninos Gratts Primary Center
  • PUENTE Learning Center
  • PUC CALS Middle School
  • PUC CALS Early College High School
  • PUC Community Charter Middle School
  • PUC Community Charter Early College High School
  • PUC eCALS High School
  • PUC Excel Charter Academy
  • PUC Lakeview Charter Academy
  • PUC Milagro Charter Elementary School
  • Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School
  • Speech and Language Development Center Buena Park
  • Taipei American School
  • VanBuren Human Services
  • Village Charter Academy
  • Watts Learning Center Elementary
  • Watts Learning Center Middle

Our Story

There are all sorts of reasons people start a business.  For SNP founder Emily Burson, it was all about service.

As a Food Service Director for one of the most prominent food service companies in the world, Emily loved her work.  But she discovered that the large size of the organization meant she couldn’t deliver the type of one-on-one service she believed her clients deserved.

What if she could provide a boutique level of attention to clients, combined with the kind of farm-to-table cooking she was passionate about?  She took the leap and School Nutrition Plus was born.

Today, with business partner and executive chef Brandon Neumen on board, SNP makes and serves more than a million meals a year and delivers the kind of one-on-one service that Emily and Brandon believe every account deserves.  It’s the “Plus” that makes SNP much more than just school nutrition.

*Allergen Declaration: Please be advised that food prepared here could contain: milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.

Meet the Leadership Team

Emily Burson, RD
Founder & CEO
Brandon Neumen
Chief Operating Officer
Kim Ford
Vice President of Finance
Jason Keegan
Vice President of Operations
Louis Martinez
Executive Chef
Edith Pabon
Quality Assurance and Compliance Director
Karen Hernandez
Human Resources Manager
Angelica Gonzalez
Account Manager
Mike Keegan
Facilities and Warehouse Manager
Jim Donato
Account Manager

Food for Thought

Latest News

Challenging Times (and how we’re handling them)
September 15, 2021

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that supply chains have been disrupted by the ongoing pandemic. This issue is affecting school nutrition in a profound way. Menus, which previously were planned month(s) in advance are being planned a week out and still substitutions are commonplace. Manufacturers are paring down their items because of labor shortages and increases in manufacturing costs. The cost of some raw ingredients has nearly tripled. Given the sheer scope of the [...]

Meals for Senior Citizens
February 18, 2021

When schools across California closed their physical doors and pivoted to distance learning last March, like many food service operations, SNP was forced to keep up with the rapid onslaught of changing information and circumstances while keeping our students fed. An integral part of that meant determining the safest and most efficient way to continue to prepare as well as distribute meals to our school communities. We are extremely proud of this work and all that we continue to do.  As [...]