BCSD Nutrition Director Wins National Recognition

May 15, 2017 – The Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) is proud to announce that the national, non-profit School
Nutrition Association (SNA) has awarded Brenda Robinson, Director of Nutrition Services for BCSD,
with the West regional Director of the Year Award. The award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of school nutrition directors who manage effective school meal programs providing healthy, appetizing meals to students.
In the seven years of operating her current district, Robinson has led an increase in total meals served from 5.9 million to 6.8 million, in addition to increasing the profitability of the program from $1.5 million to $3 million and the overall budget from $13.5 million to $20.1 million. She has helped to improve the nutrition integrity of the menus, helping to implement fresh vegetable themed salad bars in schools across the district.
Robinson has also partnered with her local produce purveyor to develop monthly “Meet the Farmer”
posters and prominently displayed them along the cafeteria serving line. She emphasizes the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables for students living in urban areas with little access to and experience with fresh produce. Once a month, she helps coordinate a wellness class called “Now We’re Cooking” that instructs parents and students on how to prepare a meal together to help create healthier eating habits at home.
In July, Robinson will be honored during the Awards Ceremony at the School Nutrition Association’s
Annual National Conference in Atlanta, GA.

 

 

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