Annie joined Show-Me Food & Nutrition Services, Inc. in April 2015. Prior to joining Show-Me Food & Nutrition Services, Inc., she retired from the Department of Health and Senior Services after 23 years of service as a Health Facilities Consultant. In that position, she surveyed hospitals for compliance of Federal (Medicare) and State Regulations. She also served 27 years in the military and retired as a Chief Nutrition Officer in the Army. She managed the overall operations of Food & Nutrition Departments to include all phases of nutrition education, administration and food production and services. Annie’s professional career in the field of dietetics and nutrition spans over 35 years as a Registered Dietitian at various hospitals in the Kansas City, MO area and at a mental health facility. Her experience focused in the areas of Food Service Management, Medical Nutrition Therapy and Geriatric Nutrition.
Ms. Nelson obtained a Master of Science Administration (MSA) degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University in 1993 and a BS degree in Institutional Dietetics from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 1973. While at the University, Annie was selected to be in Who’s Who among Colleges and Universities, a member of the National Honor Society and on the Dean’s List.
Annie is a Licensed Registered Dietitian in the state of Missouri. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Military Reserves Officers Association Lifetime Membership.