Linette Dodson, PhD, RD, LD, SNS, FAND is the Georgia State School Nutrition Director. Dr. Dodson assumed the role on April 1, 2019. Prior to joining the Georgia Department of Education, she served as the Director of School Nutrition for Carrollton City Schools in Carrollton, Georgia for over 19 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 served on the Georgia Dietetic Licensing Board from 2013-2021, as the Chair for the School Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (SNS DPG) Executive Committee from 2019-2020 and the SNS DPG Policy and Advocacy Leader from 2015-2017. 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.”