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.

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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:

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

Watch for information about the 2016 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes! Plan to join us on Monday, February 29, 2016, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., as we recognize the extraordinary men and women in the school nutrition profession.

For more information, please email  snf@schoolnutrition.org.

2015 Sponsors of the Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

The sponsors of the 2015 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes provided leadership in support of the event. Their sponsorship dollars will contribute to the funds that the School Nutrition Foundation has available in the coming year to support education and professional development, research, and scholarships.

Premier Sponsor

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

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

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