Rodney Taylor has been the Director, Nutrition Services Riverside Unified School District since August 2002. Taylor has 34-years experience in the food service industry, having worked in college and university, fast-food, dining, management consultant, and school food service administration. He is a noted pioneer, and expert in farm-to-school salad bars. He also serves as a consultant for many aspects of school nutrition programs.
Every day we are bombarded with facts and figures that point to the poor health of people living in communities of color. We are more obese, our children are less likely to outlive their parents—the first time in history that this has happened. People of color are more likely to suffer from diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease and stroke. Our zipcodes are more likely to predict our health outcomes, and how soon we will die. When I see this information I get mad. And I wonder where is the outrage that will bring about change.