Media Guide


The School Nutrition Association maintains the SNA Spokesperson Network of forty school nutrition professionals in major media markets that are available for print or broadcast interviews on a wide variety of topics from school food safety to nutritious school meals.

SNA Spokespersons include:

  • Nancy Rice, SNS, RD SNA President 2010-2011 (Georgia)

Nancy Rice is currently the Director of School Nutrition Services for the Georgia Department of of Education. She had served as a local Child Nutrition Services Director since 1993. Prior to that, Nancy worked as a Nutrition Program Grants Management Consultant for the Georgia Department of Education for nine years. Before starting her career in school food service, Nancy worked as the Assistant Director of Dietetics at Southern Regional Medical Center in South Atlanta for 4 years and as a Clinical Dietitian at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta for 3 years. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education Degree from the University of Georgia. She completed a dietetic internship at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City in 1976. She is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian and is both Certified and Credentialed with the School Nutrition Association.

    • Helen Phillips, SNS, SNA President-Elect 2010-2011 (Virginia) 


    • Dora Rivas, SNS, RD SNA Past President 2009-2010 (Texas)

Dora Rivas has been in foodservice for over 30 years. She is currently Executive Director of Child Nutrition Services for Dallas ISD (Tex.) and previously served for 17 years as Brownsville (Tex.) ISD's Food Service Department Administrator. She received her Master of Science in Department of Restaurant and Institutional Management at Kansas State University in 1980. She is certified as a Director Level VI with the Texas Association of School Nutrition and credentialed as School Nutrition Specialist with the School Nutrition Association. She is also a Registered Dietitian and member of the American Dietetic Association.

  • Katie Wilson, PhD, SNS, SNA Past-President 2008-2009 (Wisconsin)

Katie Wilson has been a school food service director for 19 years, currently serving a director of child nutrition services for the Onalaska School District, Wisconsin. She is credentialed as a School Nutrition Specialist and has a bachelor's degree in Dietetics, a master's degree in Food Science and Nutrition and a PhD in Foodservice and Lodging Management at Iowa State University. She has worked in hospital dietetics and has taught at the University of Wisconsin - Stout. Katie has been very active in the state and national school nutrition associations, holding a variety of offices and teaching sessions whenever she is needed. Most notably, Katie served as SNA President from 2008-2009.  She is the recipient of many awards for innovative and successful marketing practices she developed while working for the West Salem School District.


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