The national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) calls it the highest honor bestowed on a school nutrition manager and South Jordan Elementary School’s Angela Allen is the recipient. Ms. Allen is the West Region Manager of the Year. The award recognizes a cafeteria manager who has demonstrated dedication and ingenuity to improve his or her school meal program.
Angela was nominated because of all the things she does to make her cafeteria a fun, relaxed and welcoming place for students and staff. She encourages children to try new foods and takes note of what they like and don’t like. Ms. Allen and her staff are known for creating elaborate decorations, wearing colorful costumes and playing music themed lunch days. After organizing a morning visit from “Ace the Kitchen Elf,” breakfast participation nearly doubled. Bringing students healthy food and joy are her main objectives.
Congratulations, Angela! Keep up the great work.