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Betty Barbee Bender, American food service professional. Recipient 26th Annual Foodsvc. Facilities Design award Instructors Magazine for Commissary Design, 1972, Silver and Gold Plate awards International Foodsvc. Manufacturers Association, 1985, President's award Ohio School Food Service Association, 1987, FAME Golden Star award, 1992; recognized for outstanding contributions to child nutrition program Ohio House of Representatives, 1972, 84.


Bender, Betty Barbee was born on April 29, 1932 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of Richard Carroll and Sarah Elizabeth (Rodes) Barbee.


Bachelor in Home Economics, Montana State University, 1954. Master of Science in Food Service Management, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1980.


Administrative dietitian Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1955—1956. Assistant chief dietitian Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, 1957—1961. Chief dietitian Community Hospital, 1961—1963.

Supervising dietitian Chicago area Allegany Rehabilitation Associates, 1963—1967. Assistant supervisor food service Dayton Board Education, Ohio, 1969, manager food service, 1969—1998. Consultant National Frozen Food Association, Washington, 1983, Crescent Metal Products Company, Cleveland, 1985.

National food service manager Meat Institute, 1998-2003. Clinical nutritionist Jessamine County Health Department, since 2003.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American School Food Service Association (national president 1983, chairman 1978-1980, major city section), Ohio School Food Service (president 1977), Dayton School Administrator Association, Dayton School Management Association (president 1993-1994), American Dietetic Association (certified, chair dietary practice group 1990-1991, award for Excellence in Management Practice 1992, Food Service Director Year 1994), Ohio Dietetic Association, Dayton Dietetic Association, Society Nutrition Education (panel 1983).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bridge, golf, swimming.


Married David H. Bender, December 14, 1957. Children: Bruce, Carroll.

Richard Carroll Barbee

Sarah Elizabeth (Rodes) Barbee

David H. Bender

Bruce Bender

Carroll Bender