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School Food Safety Committee Members Announced

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School Food Safety
Committee Members Announced

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (September 26, 2001) – The School Food Service Foundation, sister organization of the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA), announced the formation of its School Food Safety Committee today, along with the names of 12 committee members. The Committee was formed to oversee the Foundation’s participation in a coalition of national organizations to build the capacity of schools to prevent foodborne illness through coordinated school health programs.

Members of the School Food Safety Committee are charged with strengthening the capacity of school foodservice professionals to prevent and/or better manage school-based foodborne illness outbreaks, along with overseeing the implementation of a model, coordinated school food safety program. The school food safety initiative is a result of a grant awarded last month by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that funds a one-year project to provide quality food safety programming for school foodservice operations. 

Serving on the School Food Safety Committee will be

  • Chuck Ainsworth, Division Manager, SFSPac Food Service Sanitation

  • Julie Nelson MSPH, Program Manager, National Association of County and City Health Officials

  • Peggy Eller, Wisconsin School Food Service Association

  • Susan Ehrhart, Program Specialist, Polk County (FL) Public Schools

  • Sandy Ford, School Foodservice Director, Blue Valley Unified (KS) School District

  • Brenda Greene, Director of School Health Programs, National School Boards Association

  • Jane Logan, PhD, Executive Director, National Food Service Management Institute

  • Mark McGrath, Ed.D., Food Service Management Specialist, School and Community Nutrition Program for the State of Georgia

  • Suzanne Rigby, Branch Chief, Food Distribution Division, United States Department of Agriculture

  • Michelle Rosales, Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture

  • Jeannie Sneed, PhD, RD, SFNS, Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management, Iowa State University

Serving as a liaison to the committee will be Glenda Lewis MSPH, Consumer Safety Officer, Food and Drug Administration/Retail Food and Interstate Travel Team.  

The School Food Service Foundation, established in 1964, is a non-profit corporation dedicated exclusively to child nutrition research, public education and professional development of school foodservice professionals.

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