Nutrition director


The Pendleton School District recently congratulated Suzanne Howard, director of nutrition services, for receiving awards from Sodexo, the district’s food service contractor.

Howard, who runs the district’s meal program at all Pendleton schools, was recognized for:

•Zero Accidents Safety Award

•Year over Year Meal Growth of 108 percent

•Double 100 percent, Food and Safety Audit

Michelle Jones, the district’s director of business services, said Howard is a dedicated and positive leader with a personal commitment to the program’s success. The school district, Jones said, is very fortunate to have her on their team.

Superintendent Chris Fritsch also recognized Howard’s commitment and work. 

“Suzanne has turned our school meals program into something vibrant,” he said. “Students enjoy the selections and we all appreciate the customer service the she and her staff provide.”

The awards were announced by the Sodexo Regional Leadership team at the Oregon School Boards Association conference in Portland.

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