Karen Hallford, assistant director of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) School Nutrition Program, has been named a 2018 Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Award Winner. The School Nutrition Association (SNA) will present Hallford with the Silver Spirit Award on January 21, 2018, at the 2018 School Nutrition Industry Conference in New Orleans, La. The award honors recipients for their innovations and achievements. Hallford is one of six nutrition professionals who will be honored during the 29th annual FAME Awards competition.
“I am humbled to join a group of past winners whom I have long admired,” Hallford said. “This award is made possible through the continued support and trust that exists between the Gwinnett nutrition team and its leadership. Together, we have been able to achieve a program that offers our students nutritious food that they enjoy a great deal.”
The SNA is the national organization of school nutrition professionals committed to advancing the quality of school meal programs through education and advocacy. Its 57,000 members provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.
Hallford believes providing good healthy food to students only makes sense. She explains, “We know and understand that good nutrition helps student success. With that in mind, offering them fresh, nutritious, and delicious meals is our number one goal, and every day we work hard to provide them with the best possible choices.”