NutriStudents K-12 is thrilled to announce that Steve Munch, R.D., has been named to the newly established position of VP of Sales. Steve is by far the most qualified individual we could have hired. His breadth and depth of experience in every facet of school foodservice and intimate knowledge of USDA regulations governing child nutrition programs will be a tremendous benefit to our clients.
Munch was previously a School Specialist for one of our distribution partners, Cash-Wa Distributing. There he managed all aspects of the distributor’s K-12 program in 10 states in the central U.S. He regularly consulted with school foodservice directors and combined his expertise in school foodservice and procurement to help them comply with federal regulations.
From 2012-2013, he was a Program Specialist II in Nutrition Services for the Nebraska Department of Education, a position in which he provided technical assistance and training to school foodservice programs on USDA school meal programs. He conducted onsite reviews at districts operating under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) and acted as a consultant to districts.
Munch knows first-hand the demands facing school foodservice directors because he served as the foodservice director for Kearney Public Schools in Kearney, Neb., for 9 years. He directed all foodservice operations for 17 schools, managed a $1.8 million annual budget and supervised a staff of 50. He was recognized as Outstanding Support Staff for the 2006-2007 school year.
Outside of the K-12 environment, Munch held management and catering positions for the Good Samaritan Health Systems, and foodservice management companies operating the University of Nebraska at Kearney restaurants, cafeterias and events catering. He also served in sales roles for AmerisourceBergen Drug Company and Ecolab.
Munch has a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and completed his dietetic internship at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Va.
He is a Registered Dietitian, and a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the School Nutrition Association.