A head shot of Willow Dye

Dye Named WDMCS Director of Nutrition Services

staff-willow-dyeThe West Des Moines Community Schools is proud to announce Willow Dye as is Director of Nutrition Services. The district’s Board of Education approved hiring Dye at its December 18 special meeting.

“Willow brings innovative ideas and experience with engaging students and the community in developing nutritious and delicious school meals,” said WDMCS Interim Superintendent Dr. Lisa Remy. “We look forward to her joining the West Des Moines Community Schools.”

Dye had served as the Grinnell Newburg Community Schools Food Service Director for more than 10 years before heading to Iowa State University to complete her Bachelor of Science in dietetics in 2012. She was most recently the food program consultant/registered dietician at the Iowa Association for Educational Purchasing where she assisted in obtaining food and supplies while providing dietician services to Iowa school districts.

She is a member of the Iowa School Nutrition Association, where she was a district co-chair from 2011-12; the Iowa Association for Education Purchasing, where she was a region co-chair from 2010-11; and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The WDMCS food and nutrition program is a multi-faceted operation designed to meet the nutritional and educational needs of our students and staff while meeting all federal and state requirements, including those for safety and sanitation. Breakfast and lunch are available to all students at all schools. Those families who meet income guidelines may obtain applications for free or reduced-price meals at any school. The district’s current Director of Nutrition Services, Beth Hanna, will be retiring at the end of this month.