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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, president of Nutrition for the Future Inc. in Billings, has received the Silver Friend of Child Nutrition Award at the 23rd annual Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence Awards.

The awards, sponsored by Basic American Foods, Schwan's Food Service Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc., honored seven professionals Jan. 15 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in ChampionsGate, Fla. during the School Nutrition Association Child Nutrition Industry Conference.

Hayes writes a regular column in The Billings Gazette Health section.

Additional 2012 FAME Award winners include:

Golden School Foodservice Director of the Year Award: Julia Bauscher, SNS, director of school and community nutrition services,  Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Ky.

Silver Leadership Award: Linda R. Stoll, MPH, executive director of food services, Jeffco School District, Golden, Colo.

Silver Spirit Award: Craig Weidel, area supervisor, Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, Ariz.

Silver Special Achievement Award: Jane Johnson, school nutrition director, Crane School District No. 13, Yuma, Ariz.

Silver Rising Star Award: Jessica Shelly, RS, REHS, MBA, food services director, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati, Ohio

Gertrude Applebaum Lifetime Achievement Award: Shirley R. Watkins, president, SR Watkins & Associates, LLC, Silver Spring, Md.

For additional information or updates through the year for the FAME Awards program, rules and the nomination process, go to or