Friday, February 20, 2009

Kentucky woman to lead USDA nutrition programs

Amid debate and speculation about the future course of the Department of Agriculture and the school-lunch program, the nutrition director for a large Kentucky school system will become deputy undersecretary of agriculture for food, nutrition, her hometown newspaper reports.

Janey Thornton of Hardin County Schools is chair of of the Child Nutrition Foundation and a member of the Global Child Nutrition Foundation Planning Team and Organization Board, reports Kelly Richardson of The News-Enterprise of Elizabethtown. Thornton was president of the American School Food Service Association in 2006-07 and president of the group’s foundation in 2007-08.

Though the White House has not announced the appointment, it was announced at Thursday night's county school board meeting. The deputy undersecretary oversees school lunch and breakfast programs, "the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which was formerly known as food stamps, and the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children," Richardson notes. (Read more)

1 comment:

nutrition programs said...

A noble cause for Children and infants.