Feeding the students at Simsbury’s public schools is a complex recipe for the Director of Nutrition Services

Written by Lori Kase, Seasons of the Farmington Valley

Perched on a bookshelf behind Dana Tice’s desk in her Simsbury Board of Education Office is a sign that says “Eat Your Vegetables.” Encouraging Simsbury students to incorporate more veggies into their daily diet is just part of a day’s work for Tice, Director of Nutrition Services for all the town’s schools. Tice started her career in food sevices subbing in the kitchen in the Windsor School District, worked her way up to manager, and then served as Director of Nutrition Services in Bloomfield before taking the same post in Simsbury three years ago. Tice, who grew up in Simsbury — enjoyed many school lunches at Central and Henry James during her elementary and middle school years — says that “coming to Simsbury was like coming home.”

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