Linette Dodson, PhD, RD, LD, SNS, FAND is the Georgia State School Nutrition Director. Prior to joining the Georgia Department of Education, she served as the Director of School Nutrition for Carrollton City Schools in Carrollton, Georgia for 18 ½ years. Linette completed her PhD in Foodservice and Hospitality Management from Iowa State University in May 2014, where her research focused on registered dietitians in school nutrition leadership roles. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Alabama, a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.
She currently serves on the Georgia Dietetic Licensing Board and is also the Past Chair for the School Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group executive committee. She was the 2013 Georgia School Nutrition Director of the Year. In 2012 & 2013 she served as the Georgia School Nutrition Association Public Policy and Legislative Chair.
“School Nutrition is my passion and it is my honor to serve at the Georgia Department of Education as the School Nutrition Director. Fueling Georgia’s Future with quality school meals is the state agency’s focus in offering support to our local Georgia districts.”