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USFA Member Aaron Smith, School Nutrition Director in Seattle Public Schools wins K-12 segment Silver Plate Award from IFMA. Aaron also serves on the USFA Board of Directors. Congratulations Aaron!

Meet Aaron Smith

Lora Gilbert, Board Member

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Aaron Smith is the Director Of Culinary Services for Seattle Public Schools. Aaron holds a Marketing Degree from Illinois State University and attended Le Cordon Bleu. Early in his career he worked for the Google Affiliate marketing department before serving as a community outreach specialist for AmeriCorps. Aaron’s first position in school food was as district chef for Rockford Public Schools. He then served as assistant director for Hamilton County, Tennessee where he was responsible for all operations, which include strategic planning, department compliance (state and federal), increasing efficiency within the department.

Aaron is passionate about school nutrition because of the opportunity to help expose students to nutritious meals and to different cultures through food. He believes that school lunches can be used as another form of education for students.

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