Betty Crocker

Nominating Committee Member 

Betty Crocker, MPH, RDN 

 Residence: Claremont 

Education:  MPH,  Nutrition, Loma Linda University 

Internship: Loma Linda University 

Professional Experience: 

  • Director Child Nutrition Services, Redlands Unified School District (3 years) 
  • Professor, Mt. San Antonio College (8 years) 
  • Professor, Chaffey College (2 years) 

Mission Statement: Cultivating sustainable leadership through relevant outreach which garners interest within our profession and results from Sacramento to every corner our RDN colleagues call home. The vitality of our voice is the only surety in which we can floursih as a profession. Ensuring excellent connections from our college students and our membership at-large is how I became involved as a leader. The very foundation in whcih we stand depends on the growing surge of leadership to coalesce as amembers of The Academy. Inspiring leaders throughout our state has been my mission for over 10 years. The best is yet to be! 

Additional Information: 

Betty Crocker serves as the director of Child Nutrition Services at Redlands Unified School District.  She is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, registered dietitian with a graduate degree in public health and nutrition.  She is working on her doctorate at Loma Linda University in policy and leadership.  She has worked in the field of child nutrition for the past 9 years.  Ensuring every school is safe from hunger to include the summer is her focus and drive.  At RUSD she and her team pioneered an after school meals program, "Super Snack," to reach 16 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 3 community centers throughout the 5 cities.  These efforts to reduce hunger among children have garnered her national recognition through the National League of Cities and Food Research Action Center.  Betty’s team also launched the summer meals program in 2017 serving 11,000 meals, which grew to nearly 60,000 meals in 2019.  No Kid Hungry selected Betty as their No Kid Hungry Summer Unsung Hero.  She was one in five in the country to receive this honor and the only school nutrition director to be named for this honor in 2018