Advertising Opportunities

Reach over 1,500 healthcare foodservice professionals in the quarterly publication they truly value - a unique industry resource tailored to the only association of its kind. Additionally, AHF's e-newsletter is a great way to reach those same food and nutrition professionals and their suppliers every month.

*AHF Membership is required to advertise. Sponsors, levels Bronze and higher, receive 20% off advertising rates for S.O. Connected & S.O. in the Know.

Become a Sponsor today to receive 20% off additional advertising. Click here for more information.
Or advertise a la carte, email Leah Reily, Executive Director of AHF,

Download the 2021 Media Kit

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2021 Editorial & Advertising Schedule

Advertising Deadline Issue Focus
February 1, 2021 Volume 11 / Issue 3 (Spring, 2020) Technology & Robotics
May 1, 2021 Volume 11 / Issue 4 (Summer, 2020) Culinary Elevation
August 1, 2021 Volume 12 / Issue 1 (Fall, 2020) Staffing & Labor
December 1, 2021 Volume 12 / Issue 2 (Winter, 2020/21) Embracing the Patient Experience

2020 Advertising Rates - 4 Color

Frequency 4 Issues 3 Issues 2 Issues 1 Issue
Two Page Spread $20,000.00 $16,000.00 $11,000.00 $6,000.00
Inside Front or Back Cover Ad $13,000.00 $10,500.00 $7,000.00 $3,500.00
Full Page Ad $11,000.00 $9,000.00 $6,000.00 $3,000.00
Half Page Ad $7,000.00 $6,000.00 $4,000.00 $2,000.00
One-Third Page Ad $6,500.00 $5,250.00 $3,500.00 $1,750.00
One-Quarter Page Ad $5,500.00 $4,500.00 $3,000.00 $1,500.00
Advertising Insert or Poly Bag TBD TBD TBD TBD

Advertising Conditions

  • There are a limited number of advertisements available per issue
  • Variety of ad sizes available (see chart below)
  • Discounts apply for multiple issue advertisements
  • Design services available on per hour basis
  • Rates are subject to change without notice
  • The publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertisement at any time which does not meet its standards
  • All files are subject to review by our staff for printing or technical issues


Two Page Spread 17" x 11" (add additional 0.125" for bleed)
Inside Front or Back Cover 8.5" x 11" (add additional 0.125" for bleed)
Full Page Ad 8.5" x 11" (add additional 0.125" for bleed)
One-Half Page Ad (Horizontal) 7.5" x 4.75"
One-Half Page Ad (Vertical) 3.5" x 10"
One-Third Page Ad 2.5" x 10"
One-Quarter Page Ad 3.5" x 4.75"

Premium Ad Placement

For 20 percent more than the ad rate for your insertion level, you can have your company featured in the inside front cover or inside back cover of the magazine. For 15 percent more than the ad rate, secure placement in the first five pages of the publication or specify placement of right-side page or left-side page. (Advertising space is limited so premium placement will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis).

Specifications and Methods of Delivery

  • File Requirements Via Internet (preferred) - JPG, PDF, TIFF or EPS.
  • Only use Type1 fonts — no TrueType fonts or font substitutions. Images should be SWOP (CMYK or Grayscale) TIFF or EPS between 300 and 450 dpi. If images have been enlarged in a page layout program, the dpi must be between 300 and 450 at their final, scaled measurement.
  • Line art or 1-bit images must be at least 800 dpi at their final scaled measurement. Do not nest EPS file into other EPS files. File should include standard trim, bleed and crop marks, 1/2" outside trim (no marks included in the live image area).

Files can be sent to:

Other Services to Advertisers

Editorial reprints are available.  Contact Staff for pricing at or by phone at 202-802-9049

Cancellation Policy

Contracts and orders for insertion are due by the closing date of the issue and cannot be canceled after that date.

*AHF reserves the right to refuse any advertisement we believe is incompatible with our mission. We also reserve the right to refuse any advertisement we deem competitive or contrary to the best interests of the association. Advertiser and its agency accept full responsibility for the content of all advertising and hold AHF free and clear from any claims, liability or damages arising out of the advertisement or on behalf of the advertiser.

Business Partner Directory

2019 Business Partner Directory Advertising Rates

Once a year AHF publishes a hard copy of the Business Partner Directory - providing a comprehensive outline of Business Partners' services and products available to Operator Members. The AHF Business Partner Directory is distributed to each Operator Member attending the AHF Annual Conference.

Ad deadline - July 25th

Front Inside Cover - Full Page Color Ad $3,500
Back Cover (Inside or Outside) - Full Page Color Ad $3,500
Full Page (Digital Color, Printed B&W) Ad $3,000
Half Page (Digital Color, Printed B&W) Ad $2,000


Inside Front or Back Cover 8.5" x 11" (add additional 0.125" for bleed)
Full Page Ad 8.5" x 11" (add additional 0.125" for bleed)
One-Half Page Ad (Horizontal) 7.5" x 4.75"
One-Half Page Ad (Vertical) 3.5" x 10"

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Weekly e-Newsletter Advertising Rates

Self-Op Weekly Bites is sent out every Friday morning. It is a free weekly newsletter from AHF, that pulls news from all over the industry right into your inbox. Anyone can sign up using the subscribe link. As you click on articles, our newsletter will learn what topics you are most interested in and tailor content to fit your preferences over time.
2 Week Minimum Placement

Premium Banner (top) - 550 x 150 px  $300 ($150 per week)
Standard Banner - 550 x 150 px $200 ($100 per week) 
Standard Square Banner - 250 x 250 px $160 ($80 per week)
Ads are due two weeks in advance of placement date.

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e-Newsletter Advertising Rates

Premium Placement
1 Issue  $1,500
6 Issues $9,625
12 Issues $12,300
  • Offered on a 6 month ( 9,625) or 12 month ( 12,300) contract. Ad will be placed at top of newsletter.
  • Advertiser has first right of refusal and must confirm intent to renew 90 days prior to current advertising contract expiration.
  • If there is no renewal, another Premium advertiser may submit contract. 
Sponsors of AHF’s e-newsletter will be presented in both text and graphic display to ensure members know the sponsor[s] and can connect to their web site[s] whether or not they can see the graphic. All graphics will be sized at 550 x 180 pixels. 
Advertisements may be changed each month if ad is submitted by deadline.
*See chart for advertising deadlines.
Standard Placement
Per Issue $700.00
  • Offered on a month-to-month contract only.

Advertising Deadlines

January 6 January
February 3 February
March 2 March
April 4 April
May 4 May
June 3 June
July 5 July
August 3 August
September 2 September
October 4 October
November 3 November
December 2 December

File and Delivery Specifications

  • 550w x 180h Pixels | GIF or JPG | Less than 15 kb
  • Background should be white
  • Include company name and URL.

Files can be sent to:

All payments are due upon submission. All files are subject to review by our staff for printing or technical errors.