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By Dan Rudy 

State nutrition group recognizes 2018 award winner


Photo courtesy of Petersburg School District

The staff of the 2017-18 Petersburg School District lunchroom: front, L-R: Louise Lindley, Carlee Johnson, back: Katy Brantuas, and Carol Larson. Johnson was named the state's top school nutrition director for 2018.

In a media release posted this week, the Alaska School Nutrition Association named Carlee Rae Johnson as its Director of the Year.

The nutrition director for the Petersburg School District since 2011, Johnson has put much effort into widening its local lunch program's menu options.

"She does all these amazing things with this limited equipment," said Erica Kludt-Painter, PSD superintendent.

"Our facilities are very minimal," Johnson explained. "We have basically only a double convection oven. We have also purchased a steam kettle, which is basically a large soup pot. So there is a huge chal...

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