Marilyn Moody (MS, SNS) served the state of North Carolina as a vocational teacher, a clinical nutritionist, and a school nutrition administrator. She retired with over 32 years of state service. She spent the last 10 years of her career as director of Child Nutrition Services for Wake County Public School System, the largest school district in North Carolina. As evidenced by the USDA Best Practice Award, the HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze and Silver Awards, and the Thelma Flanagan Gold Award, Marilyn has led with merit in all aspects of nutrition programs from food production and service to storage, sanitation, and safety. Marilyn holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from East Carolina University. She is a certified School Nutrition Specialist, has served in leadership roles for the School Nutrition Association including Southeast Regional Director, and has been a contributing author to the SNA state and national magazines. Marilyn is a consultant trainer for the Institute of Child Nutrition.