The School Nutrition Association (SNA) named Nancy Rice, M.Ed., RD, LD, SNS, its new president during the group’s 64th Annual National Conference in Dallas. Rice is state director of the Georgia Department of Educations School Nutrition Division, where she oversees child nutrition programs throughout the state, serving approximately 1,188,000 lunches and 516,000 breakfasts daily.
Prior to joining the department, Rice successfully managed three school nutrition programs, working as nutrition services director for the Clayton County (GA) Board of Education (2006–2008), the Griffin-Spalding County (GA) Board of Education (1996–2006) and the Pike County (GA) Board of Education (1993–1996). She was also an Adjunct Professor at the Georgia State University from 2001 to 2009, teaching classes in Nutrition Services and Food Service Management.
SNA’s Annual National Conference, held July 11-July 14, 2010, featured over 5,000 school nutrition professionals and school foodservice industry members participating in more than 80 education sessions. Guest speakers included Food Network star and best-selling author Ellie Krieger.