The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) Announces 2018 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow!


SNF Announces 2018 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow Christina Osborne

The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is excited to announce that Christina Osborne has been named the 2018 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow. Osborne is a Cafeteria Manager at Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School in Fayetteville, N.C. She is also President-elect of the Cumberland County School Nutrition Association and a student working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in business.

In her fellowship application, Osborne spoke passionately about school nutrition programs and their “amazing power to impact children in such a remarkable way.” She said, “I look forward to walking in the footsteps of Dr. Josephine Martin and, like her, I hope to one day cultivate change and influence legislation on the local, state and federal levels.”

As the Fellow, Osborne will attend and be recognized at SNA’s Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 4-6, 2018.

This Fellowship was created to honor Dr. Josephine Martin who is a pioneer in the field of child nutrition. Launching her career at the Georgia Department of Education in 1950 as the assistant school lunch director, Martin soon became a vocal advocate for child nutrition, influencing legislation on the community, state and federal levels.

SNF’s Josephine Martin Endowment Fund

Funding for the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow is made possible by the SNF’s Josephine Martin Endowment Fund. Recently, the Georgia School Nutrition Foundation trustees voted to donate $50,000 to SNF to fully fund the Endowment. Mary Nix, Laura Lynn, Susan Cheshire, and Vanessa Hayes visited Dr. Martin to share the news on behalf of the Georgia School Nutrition Association members and industry partners who made the gift possible.

SNF is proud to continue to honor Dr. Martin’s legacy.

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