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Polly Holloway grew up on a farm in Tasewell County, Virginia. After graduating from a two-room high school, she went on to Virginia Tech, where she earned a degree in Home Economics in 1956. After a brief career as an Assistant Extension Agent, she moved to Roanoke, where she taught Special Ed for Roanoke County Schools. She was soon persuaded to take on the role of Cafeteria Supervisor and credits her state agency with offering valuable training. She returned to Virginia Tech in 1972 and earned her Masters in Nutrition. By now a firm believer in the value of training, Holloway managed to get all of her Managers and many of her workers certified while overseeing thirty-two school nutrition programs in the Roanoke County School System. Polly retired in 2000.

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Roanoke, Virginia


Child Nutrition, School Feeding


Food Science | Other Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development

Polly Holloway



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