Jessica Shelly, MBA

Jessica Shelly

Jessica Shelly, MBA is director of student dining services for Cincinnati Public Schools, OH. Her department provides over 60,000 meals a day to 37,000 scholars in 65 school buildings. A trailblazer in the field of school nutrition, Jessica has been a leader in efforts to revolutionize school meal programs including salad bars, spice stations, plant-forward recipes, unique breakfast service delivery models, and world culture menus. She currently serves on several K-12 industry advisory boards including International Food Manufacturers Association (IFMA), CIA Healthy Kids Collaborative, Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), and United Fresh Start Foundation. She has also been a past executive board member for School Nutrition Association (SNA) and is a current board member of United Methodist Church Food Ministry. Jessica has received many accolades for her work in child nutrition including SNA Mideast Regional & Ohio Director of the Year, Ohio School Board Association Child Nutrition Director of the Year, United Fresh K-12 Director of the Year, and City of Cincinnati Cincinnatus Public Administrator of the Year.Her undergraduate degree is from Miami University, and she graduated as the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year with her MBA from University of Cincinnati.She tests her new school lunch recipe ideas on her husband, Dr. Dan Shelly, and her 13-year-old triplet boys, Hayden, Tanner, and Nolan. (Cincinnati, OH)