Jayci Dalton, nutrition director, was named the 2016-17 Director of the Year for Kansas by the School Nutrition Association. She was recognized at the National Conference in July of this year. This award recognizes school nutrition directors for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition careers. To be nominated for this award directors must:
• Currently and for the past five years be a school nutrition director at the school district level;
• Currently and for the past five years be a SNA member in the district director or major city director sections;
• Currently hold a SNA certificate in school nutrition or the SNS credential;
• Have served in at least one position on the state or national executive board OR as a member on a state or national committee.
Dalton has served as the district director of nutrition for the past 16 years. “Jayci Dalton does an excellent job keeping the district in compliance, providing nutritious meals for students, and taking the initiative to implement innovative ideas to make her department better,” says Dr. Wayne Burke, Superintendent.