ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest was recognized at the annual School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) red carpet ceremony in Atlanta as this year’s Recruiter of the Year. Recognizing the important connection between healthy nutrition and positive academic achievement, Wuest is a consummate advocate for education and professional development among her peers in the nutrition profession and leads her District team to ensure the availability of high-quality, low-cost meals for all students across the country.
“When SNA’s membership manager shared the news of Wuest’s accomplishment, I was not a bit surprised,” said Tim Bargeron, Wuest’s supervisor. “She truly pours herself into making certain that our students are served quality meals – healthy and nutritionally balanced. She always advocates for what is best for kids and supports widening the circle for others to do the same.”
According to Wuest, she sees the award for bringing additional nutrition professionals into the SNA as a positive way to strengthen child nutrition programs across the nation as the organization provides a collaborative network of positive practices and bonds together to advocate for enhancements in school meal programs.
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