Linette Dodson, PhD, RD, LD, SNS, FAND
State Director, School Nutrition Program
Georgia Department of Education
Linette Dodson PhD, RD, LD, SNS, FAND is the Georgia State School Nutrition Director. Prior to joining the Georgia Department of Education, she served as the Director of School Nutrition for Carrollton City Schools in Carrollton, Georgia for over 18 years. Linette completed her PhD in Foodservice and Hospitality Management from Iowa State University in May 2014, where her research focused on registered dietitians in school nutrition leadership roles. She holds a masters degree from the University of Alabama, and bachelors degree from Iowa State University.
She currently serves on the Georgia Dietetic Licensing Board and is also the 2019-2020 Past Chair for the School Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Executive Committee. In 2018, she coauthored the first school nutrition practice paper with Dayle Hayes for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was selected as the 2013 Georgia School Nutrition Director of the Year. In 2012 & 2013 she served as the Georgia School Nutrition Association Public Policy and Legislative Chair.
School Nutrition is my passion and it is my honor to serve at the Georgia Department of Education as the School Nutrition Director. Fueling Georgias Future with quality school meals is the state agencys focus in offering support to our local Georgia districts.
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