Lisa Mays

Nutrition Services Manager at Idaho Foodbank

Lisa Mays is the Nutrition Services Manager of the Idaho Foodbank, where she oversees the Cooking Matters, Backpack, Picnic in the Park, and School Pantry programs. She is devoted to providing food-insecure families with nutritious food and the skills they need to make healthier choices. She completed her Master’s in Public Health in a coordinated dietetics program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she researched strategies to improve food pantry outreach to low-income persons, as well as associations between retail characteristics and WIC fruit and vegetable voucher redemption. She received a BS in nutrition from North Carolina State University, and worked as the Summer Food Service Coordinator for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina while working towards this degree. Prior to returning to school to pursue a career in public health nutrition, Lisa worked in advertising, marketing, and sales.