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Lydia Wirkus, a Florida native, grew up in the Miami area, near the Everglades. After college at Florida State, she taught for a few years in Miami, and then earned a master’s degree. One day she woke up and decided she didn’t want to live in Miami anymore, and that it would be cool to move to Alaska, so she drove from Miami to Alaska and taught for a few years. After earning a second master’s in nutrition at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, she returned to Alaska and worked for a while in child nutrition, before returning to teaching for twenty years. After retiring from teaching she returned to child nutrition and now is a school nutrition program reviewer in Alaska.

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Anchorage, Alaska


Child Nutrition, School Feeding


Food Science | Other Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development

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Lydia Wirkus



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