Donna S. Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS


Augusta, Georgia

Donna Martin

Martin is the director of the Burke County (Ga.) school nutrition program, which has 4,500 students in five schools, serving breakfast, lunch, after-school snacks and supper. Four of the schools have been acknowledged as HealthierUS School Challenge Gold winners.

Martin attended the October 2016 celebration at the White House of the Let's Move! initiative and helped with the final fall harvest of the White House Garden. She served as the Academy's treasurer-elect in 2012-2013 and the Academy's treasurer in 2013-2015 and president-elect in 2016-2017.

Martin has received many honors and awards including Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year from the Georgia Dietetic Association; the Excellence in Practice Award from the Academy's School Nutrition Services dietetic practice group; and the Academy Foundation's 2007 Judy Ford Stokes Award for Innovation in Administrative Dietetics.

An active member of the Academy's School Nutrition Services dietetic practice group, Martin was the group's electronic communications chair and newsletter editor. She represented the Georgia Dietetic Association in the Academy's House of Delegates and served on the Georgia Department of Education's Task Force on Nutrition Standards for School Nutrition Programs.

Martin is a graduate of the University of Georgia and earned a master's degree from the University of Alabama–Birmingham and an education specialist degree from Augusta State University.