BGISD child nutrition director receives honorary Wheaties box

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – One local woman is being awarded today with her face on a box of cereal!

Dalla Emerson is the nutrition director for the Bowling Green Independent School District.

Throughout the year, she has organized student-lead committees in each school, having them shape their own lunch menu through feedback.

“They are our babies, and we’re going to take care of their needs, even if their needs are very specific and individual because of food allergies, intolerance or dietetic restrictions. Whatever it takes, we’re going to take care of those babies when they come through those doors,” Emerson said.

She has been honored with a Tray Blazer award for her amazing work in the school system by General Mills. Only 18 Tray Blazers have been presented in the U.S. so far this year