Sandy Curwood, RDN, PhD

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Sandy Curwood

Director/ Office of School Nutrition Programs

Virginia Department of Education

Sandy Curwood is the Director of the Office of School Nutrition Programs at the Virginia Department of Education, working to assure that every Virginia student has equitable access to good, healthy, food at school, to enhance academic success and promote lifelong wellness.
Former school foodservice director for fifteen years, in school districts in California, successful in implementing farm to school programs, conversion to speed-scratch cooking and incorporating nutrition education and garden based learning in to the classroom.
A registered dietitian having worked in a variety of food service and healthcare settings. As adjunct faculty taught foodservice systems and nutrition courses at Cal State Northridge. With a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition and Masters degree in Business, Health Care Administration, and a PhD from Iowa State in Hospitality Management, with a focus on food safety in Farm to School programs.


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