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Board of Education Names Nutrition Director
Board of Education Names Nutrition Director

 

Houston County, GA – The Houston County Board of Education approved Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines’ recommendation on Dec. 13, 2011, to name Meredith Potter the Director of School Nutrition, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

Potter originally joined the system as the School Nutrition Dietician in July of 2008.

 

“Houston County’s School Nutrition Program is known across the state and nation for its integrated, cutting-edge approach to nutrition and nutrition education,” remarked Potter.  “I am excited about continuing our high standards of excellence and leading our great nutrition team as we work to make a positive difference in the lives of Houston County families.”

 

As director of school nutrition, Potter is responsible for administering the program according to state and federal policies, managing personnel and budgeting, and sustaining high standards of food preparation, customer service, safety and sanitation.  Currently, approximately 400 school nutrition employees serve a population of 27,435 students at nearly 40 sites. 

 

Potter holds a Georgia Professional Certificate as School Nutrition Director.  She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2004 with a double major in Dietetic and Consumer Foods.  She then attended Emory University’s Dietetic Residency Program in Atlanta.  After graduation, Potter accepted a position with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program.  She served as a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent for three years in Morgan County, helping consumers make wise nutrition choices, before she joined the school system.

 

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