|Silver Friend of Child Nutrition Award
Katie Wilson, PhD, SNS
National Food Service Management Institute
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.