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Linette Dodson

State Director of School Nutrition Division
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Georgia Department of Education

Linette Dodson PhD, RD, LD, SNS, FAND is the Georgia State School Nutrition Director and she has been serving in this role since 2019. Prior to joining the Georgia Department of Education, she served as a local School Nutrition Director in Georgia for over 18 years.   

She currently serves as the state agency advisor to the Georgia School Nutrition Association Executive Committee. She served on the Georgia Dietetic Licensing Board for eight years from 2013-2021 and was also the Chair for the School Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Executive Committee in 2019-2020.  

In 2023, she received the “Big Voices for Children Award” from the Voices for Georgia Children. This recognition was for the work done during the COVID pandemic to provide school meals to Georgia children. 

“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.”  

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