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Grace M. Shugart Lecture Series Presents: Turnip the Beet: Our Journey from Farm to School

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health invites you to the 45th annual Grace M. Shugart Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. in the Business Building Lecture Lecture Hall, Room 1088.

The lecture series is a long standing tribute to Ms. Shugart's accomplishments as a leader in the dietetics profession where she served as president of the American Dietetic Association (now Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), department head in the College of Human Ecology, and as a visionary for food management education throughout the country.

This year’s presenter is Donna Martin. Martin a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and is the director of the Burke County school nutrition program in Augusta, Georgia. In 2016, Martin’s work in the Burke County Public Schools nutrition program gained national attention when Michelle Obama and Al Roker visited Burke Middle School to help plan a school garden. Martin was then invited to speak at the White House for Obama’s capstone event celebrating all the work that had occurred in changing how children eat. Martin was awarded the 2016 Golden Radish Award for the state of Georgia because of her efforts in the Farm to School Movement. She has been involved in numerous public policy initiatives including testifying before Congress about the new School Nutrition Standards and to the House of Representatives Staff on the Farm to School Bill. For a full biography on Martin, please visit our website.

A luncheon will precede the lecture at 1:00 p.m. in the Kramer Dining Center at a cost of $12 per person and can be paid at the door. A reception immediately following the lecture will be in Hoffman Lounge of Justin Hall. For planning purposes we ask you to please RSVP for both the luncheon and reception using this link.

This article was posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019, and is filed under College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.