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D6 Nutrition Director named Woman of Distinction

Greeley-Evans School District 6 Nutrition Services Director Danielle Bock was named one of the 2023 Women of Distinction by BizWest publications at a ceremony Wednesday in Loveland. 


Bock was hired by District 6 in 2014, and took over as Director of Nutrition Services in March 2017. A self-proclaimed "policy nerd who likes to cook," Bock has worked to improve access for all children to healthy, nutritious meals ata the local, state and national level. She is a member of the International Food Manufacturers ASsociation Food Leadership Council and serves on the Public Policy and Legislative Committee for the School Nutrition Association.


Bock was honored Wednesday as a Woman of Distinction in the field of education.


"It is a reamarkable distinction to be told you are considered an educator," Bock told the sold-out luncheon audience at the Embassy Suites in Loveland on Wednesday. "I consider myself the chief lunch lady." 


Ensuring students have the fule they need to learn is what keeps Bock motivated to succeed and improve. 


"It is a basic human right and it is why I do what I do," she said. 


During the last school year, Bock helped influence the Board of Education's decision to provide free meals to all students after the national pandemic funding for universal meals was halted. She also helped facilitate a visit to the district by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsakc. she has been featured in several national news and trade articles, as well as appeared on NBC Nightly News and Rocky Mountain PBS to discuss nutrtion programs in District 6. 


Bock said the real heroes are the 235 nutrition professionals who work tirelessly to serve 20,000 meals daily to District 6 students. 


"They are the ones I want to honor," she said. 


Bock is the second District 6 leader to receive this honor in the past five years. District 6 Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch was a 2019 recipient of the Women in Distinction award in education.