Debbi Beauvais is the District Supervisor of School Nutrition Services at the Gates Chili Central School District and the East Rochester Union Free School District. These School Nutrition programs have received Best Practice Awards from the NY Office of General Services and the NY Department of Education under Beauvais’ direction. She is ServSafe certified and a NYSED master instructor for food sanitation and safety. Beauvais also holds the credential of SNS, School Nutrition Specialist, and is active in both the local, state and national dietetic and school nutrition associations. She is currently President Elect for the New York School Nutrition Association and will be the NYSNA State President in 2012-2013. Prior to her tenure in school nutrition, Beauvais worked in Healthcare Food Service Management at a variety of locations, as an employee of Saga/Marriott/Sodexho; in addition she worked at a local cooking school teaching classes and giving wellness supermarket tours; she has worked as a corporate nutrition consultant doing cooking demos in the wellness arena and as an adjunct professor for Monroe Community College teaching Community Nutrition for the Biology department. Beauvais holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton and completed her Dietetic Internship at St. Louis University.