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Associate professor receives grant to support school nutrition program

Ruthann Swanson

Ruthann Swanson, an associate professor of foods and nutrition in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, received $33,000 from the Georgia Department of Education in support of the School Nutrition Director’s Certification Program.

Designed primarily for individuals who are employed as school nutrition directors or coordinators as well as those who have been offered employment in those fields, the SNDCP is a nondegree granting graduate-level program that hones skills in human nutrition, nutrition education, business management, human resource management and educational leadership. Students completing the program requirements are recommended to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for certification as a school nutrition director.