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Samantha Kimball, MPH, RDN
Samantha specializes in school food and nutrition operations and menu development. She helps districts’ food and nutrition services operate more efficiently through training, procurement, recipe development, and menus compliance. Samantha created SK Nutrition Inc. to follow this passion. She is currently the Senior Menu Program Specialist for Food Service Management Solutions, where she helps districts throughout their country meet the USDA regulations through software, training, and education. Before joining Food Service Management Solutions, Samantha was the Supervisor of Menu Planning and Special Diets for Boston Public Schools. There, Samantha created menus that were nutritional compliant and pushed for higher quality foods for all 58,000 Boston Public Schools students for breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. She wrote standardized recipes, order guides, production records, and standard operating procedures to help the district operate more efficiently. In addition, Samantha oversaw over 600 special diets of students.
Prior to joining Boston Public Schools, Samantha was a K-12 Area Supervisor and also oversaw nutrition education for ARAMARK in Round Rock Independent School District’s Food and Nutrition Department in Texas. Samantha oversaw a team of 35 employees across 9 schools. She also implemented a nutrition grant that reached 10,000 middle school students. Her interests in school nutrition grew as she collaborated on multiple nutrition research studies during her work at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus. Samantha’s experiences include quantitative and qualitative research, school nutrition, menu development, pediatric weight management, and food service operations. Samantha was also elected to be the Secretary for the Weight Management Dietetic Practice part of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Samantha is a registered dietitian and holds a Master’s degree of Public Health with a Concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus and a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a Dietetics Concentration from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.