Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Foods Services supervisor receives honor for contributions to school nutrition

Congratulations to Food Services Area Supervisor Christine Holmer who was recently honored with the Louise Sublette Award for Manager of the Year by the California School Nutrition Association. This award, in honor of Louise Sublette, recognizes school nutrition managers for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career.
This award is presented to a person who is has achieved outstanding accomplishments in one or more specified areas in a period of three years:
•  Increasing food acceptability
• Teaching/promoting nutrition education
• Interpreting the needs of the school food service program
• Increasing student participation
• Training personnel, promoting members professional growth
• Increasing public awareness
• Involving students in decision making
• Securing adequate funding for the school food service program
• Cooperating with allied associations to promote child nutrition and/or professional growth opportunities

The Manager of the Year Award is named after Louise Sublette, a leader in school nutrition during the mid-twentieth century. For over 40 years, Louise Sublette worked in many areas of food service and nutrition, including public schools, colleges, hospitals and elderly feeding programs. Her name is given to this prestigious award because throughout her life, Louise Sublette emphasized that the success of school nutrition depends upon those professionals who work in school nutrition programs.