Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence, Honoring Child Nutrition Heroes

Golden School Foodservice Director of the Year Award
Sandra Ford, SNS

Silver Leadership Award
Constance Little, SNS

Silver Spirit Award
Reginald A. Ross

Silver Rising Star Award
Bertrand A. Weber

Silver Special Achievement Award
Anna Apoian

Silver Friend of Child Nutrition Award
Katie Wilson, PhD, SNS

Gertrude Applebaum Lifetime Achievement Award
Jane Wynn, MS, LDN

Silver Friend of Child Nutrition Award

Katie Wilson, PhD, SNSKatie Wilson, PhD, SNS
Executive Director
National Food Service Management Institute
University, MS

Visionary. Mentor. Hero. These are just a few of the ways school nutrition professionals who’ve met Katie Wilson describe her. Katie is currently the executive director of the National Food Service Management Institute and associate professor at the University of Mississippi. Prior to that she worked for many years in school foodservice. She has dedicated her entire career to the ideal that all children should have access to safe, healthy food in their schools. To further that goal, Katie empowers and mentors the professionals who work in the field of child nutrition through training, speaking at conventions and holding SNA positions. Whether she’s working on legislative issues, nutrition standards, basic staff training or uniting organizations and stakeholders, Katie promotes good nutrition for children in all she does.