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Katie Wilson, Ph.D, SNS Named President of School Nutrition Association

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Erik Peterson
(703) 739-3900, ext. 124
epeterson@schoolnutrition.org

Katie Wilson, Ph.D, SNS Named President of School Nutrition Association

PHILADELPHIA (July 23, 2008) – During the closing session of the School Nutrition Association’s 62nd Annual National Conference, over 6,000 members and participants welcomed a new president of the Association.

Katie Wilson, Ph.D, SNS, Director of School Nutrition for the Onalaska School District in Onalaska, Wis. became the 61st  president of the Association.  Wilson holds a doctorate in Foodservice and Lodging Management from the Child Nutrition Program Leadership Academy at Iowa State University.  She is also credentialed a School Nutrition Specialist.  In addition to her work as a school nutrition director, Wilson has taught at the University of Wisconsin.

Wilson began her career in school nutrition almost 20 years ago and currently serves as the Director of School Nutrition for the Onalaska School District in Onalaska, Wis. As President of SNA, Wilson is making the creation of national nutrition standards and uniformity in the school nutrition programs a primary focus.  Wilson is also dedicated to raising the professionalism of the school nutrition programs and increasing membership in the association.

Wilson is active in many professional and volunteer organizations.  She has served in numerous local, state, and national leadership roles leading up to her new position as President.  Wilson served on her first national SNA (formerly ASFSA) Committee in 1996 and as the 1994-1995 president of the School Nutrition Association of Wisconsin. Wilson succeeds Mary Hill, SNS, and will serve one year as the elected president of the School Nutrition Association.

Wilson was named president at the final session of the SNA conference in Philadelphia. The SNA Annual National Conference, July 20-23, 2008, featured over 6,000 school nutrition professionals and school foodservice industry members participating in over 100 workshops, the school nutrition industry’s largest exhibit hall and guest speakers including Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts.

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.  Founded in 1946, SNA is the only association devoted exclusively to protecting and enhancing children’s health and well being through school meals and sound nutrition education.

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