2015 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

The 2015 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes was held on March 2, 2015, during the Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C. The event, in its second year, honored five School Nutrition Heroes who go above and beyond their daily responsibilities to make a difference in their schools and in their communities. The Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes is the signature event for the School Nutrition Foundation and secures funding for the Foundation to use in education and professional development, research, and scholarships.

2015 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes
The 2015 School Nutrition Heroes. Click here for more photos from the 2015 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes.

2015 School Nutrition Heroes

A total of 27 nominations were submitted for consideration for the School Nutrition Heroes. The nominees represented 16 states and included school nutrition professionals from every region. The 2015 School Nutrition Heroes are:

2015 School Nutrition Hero Coletta Hines-Newell   Coletta Hines-Newell, SNS
Director of Food Services
Arlington Heights School District 25
Arlington Heights, Ill.
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2015 School Nutrition Hero Jill Kidd   Jill Kidd, MS, RD, SNS
Director of Nutrition Services
Pueblo City Schools
Pueblo, Colo.
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2015 School Nutrition Hero Cathy Potter   Cathy Potter
Cafeteria Server/Helper
Maryville City Schools
Maryville, Tenn.
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2015 School Nutrition Hero Robert Rusan   Robert Rusan
District Chef
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District
Maplewood, Mo.
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2015 School Nutrition Hero NancyYounglove   Nancy Younglove
Food Service Director
North Rose – Wolcott Central Schools
Wolcott, N.Y.
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2015 Sponsors of the Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

The sponsors of the 2015 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes provided leadership to the event. Their sponsorship dollars contributed to the success of the Celebration and will make a difference for SNA members in the coming year as the Foundation supports education and professional development, supports research, and offers scholarships. 

 

Premier Sponsor
AdvancePierre Sponsor of the Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

Leaders
AccuTemp Products, Inc.
Jennie-O Turkey Store
KeyImpact Sales & Systems
Land O’ Lakes Dairy Foods
Mott’s
National Dairy Council
Champions
Foster Farms Foodservice
School Nutrition Association
Schwan’s Food Service

Supporters
ConAgra Food Service
HOPCO Foodservice Marketing
J & J Snack Foods
Los Cabos Mexican Foods
PepsiCo Foodservice
Red Gold

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