Fairfax County Public Schools
Director Food Nutrition and Services
Rodney K. Taylor is the Director of Food and Nutrition Services, for the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCSP), in Virginia. FCPS is the 10th largest district in the U.S. with 186,000 students, in 196 schools, providing 149,000 meals per day. Prior to his employment with FCPS, Rodney was employed as the Director of Nutrition Services, for the Riverside Unified School District, in Riverside, California.
A noted pioneer, and expert in farm-to-school salad bars, he is particularly known for establishing the “Farmers’ Market Salad Bar” (FMSB) program in 1997, while working as Director of Food and Nutrition Services in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, in Santa Monica, California.
Rodney has served on numerous boards such as the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, the University of California (UC) President’s Advisory Commission for Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Network for a Healthy California’s Executive Committee.