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Adopting Top Food Trends & Managing Allergies at School Breakfast

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  • Donna S. Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND

    Martin is director of the Burke County (GA) school nutrition program, which has 4,500 students in five schools, serving breakfast, lunch, after-school snacks, supper and the summer feeding program. She served as the Academy’s treasurer from 2013-2015. Martin served as the Academy’s President in 2017-2018. Donna was the first School Nutrition Director to be President of the Academy. Martin is a graduate of the University of Georgia and earned a master’s degree from the University of Alabama – Birmingham and an education specialist degree from Augusta University.

    In 2016, Donna’s work in the Burke County Public Schools nutrition program gained national attention when Michelle Obama and Al Roker visited Burke Middle School to help plant a school garden. Donna was then invited to speak at the White House for Michelle Obama’s capstone event celebrating all the work that had occurred in changing how children eat.Donna was also awarded the 2016 Golden Radish Award for the state of Georgia because of her efforts in the Farm to School Movement.Donna has been involved in numerous public policy initiatives including testifying before Congress about the new School Nutrition Standards and to the House of Representatives Staff on the Farm to School Bill.

  • Sherry Coleman Collins, RDN

    Sherry Coleman Collins is a registered dietitian nutritionist, licensed in Georgia and based in metro-Atlanta. She is passionate about helping overcome the divide between fact and fiction when it comes to nutrition and making the delicious bite the healthy bite. Her areas of practice include nutrition communications, food allergies, digestive wellness, and culinary nutrition.

    As a communicator, Sherry is a sought-after speaker and has presented at dozens of professional and consumer conferences across the country. Sherry has published dozens of articles in a variety of print and online publications and serves as an expert to the media. With a particular interest and expertise in food allergies & digestive health, her professional accomplishments include developing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Certificate of Training in Food Allergies and authoring the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Practice Paper, The Role of the RDN in Food Allergy Diagnosis and Management. Sherry serves as a consultant to foodservice and school nutrition professionals, promotion and marketing boards (including National Peanut Board), and the food industry.

    Sherry is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Business and Communications DPG, and International Network for Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA).She is an award-winning dietitian, having received the Distinguished Service in Media (2016), Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (2012), and Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year (2004) for Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    She is an avid believer in whole-hearted living and uses her podcast, Southern Fried Girlfriends, and social media (@DietitianSherry) as a platform to share stories, wisdom and expertise about mental, spiritual and physical health. Fearless in the kitchen, Sherry develops recipes and encourages others, including her 6 year old son and vegetable-averse husband, to be curious eaters.

February 26, 2020
Wed 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 15M

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