General Session Speaker

Lindsey Palmer

Vice President, Nutrition and Industry Relations
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Chartwells K12

Lindsey has been working in child nutrition, K12 education, and school food service operations since the completion of her dietetic internship in 2008. Currently, Lindsey is the Vice President of Nutrition and Industry Relations for Chartwells K12, helping to oversee 2 million meals a day at over 650 school districts across 35 states. This work includes her main passion, ensuring all students have equitable access to education and succeed in life, which at its foundation is through being ready to learn each day, and that starts with school meals. She worked as the Director of Nutrition Programs for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, DC, overseeing school breakfast and lunch, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, summer meals, and other various local level laws, including the DC Healthy Schools Act and Healthy Tots Act. At OSSE, Lindsey heavily focused on incorporating training and technology into her work as well as developing a long-term, strategic plan for the team. Lindsey worked previously at DC Central Kitchen as the Director of Nutrition and Community Outreach, doing a mix of school food service work and community nutrition. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and a minor in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware, completed her Master of Science in Nutrition and dietetic internship at the St. Elizabeth University in New Jersey. Lindsey also holds a Master’s in Business Administration. 

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