RISD food service director wins national recognition

June 7, 2011 • Vistas

Child nutrition professionals work tirelessly to provide millions of children healthy [auth] and nutritious meals at school every day.

The national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) has awarded Lyman Graham from Roswell Independent School District the national Outstanding Director of the Year award, which recognizes the superior accomplishments of food service directors in the school nutrition arena.

Graham has been a School Foodservice director for over 20 years and currently manages three school districts. He has successfully increased participation by over 40 percent in each of the districts, thus getting each budget increased as well.

Graham’s hard work and direct involvement are traits that get him recognized as an outstanding employee in the Roswell Independent School District.

He started “Breakfast in the Classroom” and “Summer Feeding” program and has organized and chaired the Wellness Committee for each district. Additionally, Graham was awarded “Educator of the Year” in 1999 for positively affecting student achievement.

The Outstanding Director of the Year award was created to recognize outstanding school food service directors who exhibit an extraordinary commitment to the school food service program.

The directors are responsible for maintaining the superior quality of the food service program through student interaction, menu planning and a commitment to serving nutritious, tasty and well-balanced school meals.

SNA celebrated school nutrition professionals and their commitment to providing safe, healthy and well-balanced meals during the national School Nutrition Employee Week (SNEW), May 2-6.
Lyman Graham will receive the Outstanding Director of the Year award during a special presentation at SNA’s Annual National Conference being held in July in Nashville, Tenn.

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