It's been said there is no sincerer love than the love of food. But in the world of child nutrition, we must do far more. In our industry, we need to craft the culinary culture we desire within our organizations. This starts with creating superior employee experiences so they can influence greatness. And, just as important, we must embrace nutrition — not just for the benefit of our kids, but for our entire communities. It is my goal to help you achieve this.
As a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and chef, I have also worked as a consultant, state employee, and district manager. So I have a unique understanding of the importance of results-driven projects that support healthy eating in child nutrition programs. In fact, I have over ten years of experience working in USDA Child Nutrition Programs.
I am here because my heart has a special place with the exceptional people who work in our industry. In my travels throughout the United States, I have met many wonderful child nutrition cooks/chefs, managers, supervisors, child care staff, and dietitians — as well as various industry staff, and state and USDA employees. As I have observed, listened, and worked beside so many of you, I have noticed a common thread: we are dedicated, hardworking, and focused on providing nourishment for the next generation.
Thank you for visiting my website. I am thrilled you are here to learn more about how we can work together.
The possibilities are endless!
Chef Brenda Wattles, RDN
The word "culinary" brings its own magic to the table. Hearing it makes me feel like something special is about to happen. I believe teaching food service staff culinary skills challenges them to grow as professionals — plus, their renewed excitement and elevated abilities benefit our kids. It's a win-win!
Contact Chef Brenda, RDN
If your organization is looking for opportunities to empower child nutrition professionals to embrace nutrition, influence greatness, and craft culinary cultures, contact me to discuss how we can work together.