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Tomball Independent School District

Tomball ISD Child Nutrition Earns State Recognition

Tomball ISD Child Nutrition Earns State Recognition
Wendy Hewson and Whitney Johnson

TOMBALL - Tomball ISD Child Nutrition was well-represented at its annual Texas Association for School Nutrition (TASN) annual conference with two top awards, recognizing Wendy Hewson as the TASN School Nutrition Manager of the Year and honoring Tomball ISD with the Lunch Participation Award.

“Whether it’s instruction or child nutrition and everything in between, we have amazing leaders at all levels of Tomball ISD,” said Dr. Steven Gutierrez, TISD Chief Operating Officer. “Whitney Johnson and her Tomball ISD Child Nutrition team do an incredible job and I’m so proud they were recognized at the state level for their efforts.”

Hewson, honored as the TASN Manager of the Year, has proudly served Tomball ISD in the Child Nutrition Department since 2006 and has led the team at Tomball Elementary since 2015. 

“Wendy genuinely cares about the students in her school, going above and beyond to ensure diets, restrictions, and guidelines are followed,” said Elizabeth Young, TISD Child Nutrition Supervisor. “Wendy manages her kitchen with a positive attitude and works hard to train her staff to ensure the success of her employees.”

Hewson is an active member of the local TASN chapter, leading various committees.

The TASN School Nutrition Manager of the Year Award is designed to recognize the valuable program contribution of persons who work with the school food and nutrition specialists, supervisors, and director to ensure their school’s food service program is run efficiently.

In addition to Hewson earning Manager of the Year, Tomball ISD Child Nutrition department, led by Director Whitney Johnson, earned the coveted Lunch Participation Award. This honor recognizes school districts obtaining 10% increase or greater in daily lunch participation from the previous year.

Tomball ISD saw a 10.2% increase in daily lunch attendance. Much of the increase was credited to changes made by Johnson and her staff to improve the overall school lunch experience for students in Tomball ISD.

New menu items were added or changed each month at all grade levels. Menus for elementary and intermediate were communicated out to families through Peachjar as well as posted on the website for all grade levels.  

Learn more about the Tomball ISD Child Nutrition Department.

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 22,500 students across 23 campuses. West Elementary opens August 2024.

  • 2024-2025
  • Child Nutrition

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