Lexington District One’s Sally B. Nicholson announces retirement

With 40 years of professional experience, Lexington County School District One Food Service and Nutrition Director Sally B. Nicholson, RDN, LD, announces her retirement, effective August 5, after six years with the district.

During her time with Lexington District One, Nicholson oversaw nutrition at 31 schools, operated a summer feeding program and an afterschool snack program, started the CACFP supper program and maintained a cost-effective budget. She also established a catering program for the district, assisted students with special dietary needs and mentored dietetic interns.

Prior to joining Lexington District One in 2016, Nicholson served as food services director for the School District of Pickens County for eight years. She was named Director of the Year by the South Carolina School Nutrition Association in 2014.

Nicholson previously worked as a nutrition and food services director for Kershaw County Memorial Hospital and Kershaw County School District. She has additional experience from her time as a clinical dietitian at the Mobile Infirmary in Alabama and as chief clinical dietitian at the Kershaw County Memorial Hospital.

A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the School Nutrition Association, Nicholson was elected president of the South Carolina School Nutrition Association for the 2007–08 school year.

Nicholson received her Bachelor of Science in home economics and dietetics from the University of Southern Mississippi.