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2020 Innovation Award

The Innovation award recipient has enhanced their nutrition and foodservice operations through technology, program development, nutrition, and operations. Congratulations, Dawn Nickleson, CDM, CFPP!

Dawn Nickleson is the owner of Passion for Dining and Nutrition (PDN) with her husband, Patrick. They created PDN to provide hands-on culinary training and to promote quality food for senior living communities. As the owner of PDN, Dawn has enhanced foodservice operations through education, technology, and personal involvement. PDN was born from the desire to reach more communities that need training and to make a difference through food. PDN has become a recognized resource throughout the aging services providers of Minnesota. Dawn looks for opportunities to make a difference and is committed to growing her business so that more communities can benefit from training and enhanced dining.