Faculty And Staff
Linda M. Sweeney, MS, RD
Cal-Pro-Net Center Coordinator
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0058
Linda Sweeney joined CalProNET as an assistant coordinator in the summer of 2007 and started as the full time coordinator in January 2008. Her BS degree was earned at California State University Los Angles through the Coordinated Undergraduate Dietetic Program. A Registered Dietitian with a clinical dietetic background, she has also worked with the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program and as a Consulting Dietitian in Long Term Care.
Linda completed her Master’s degree at San Jose State University while working at Santa Clara County Public Heath Department as a Public Health Nutritionist. There she worked on a grant through the Network for a Healthy California to promote fruit and vegetable consumption and to increase physical activity for better health.
CalProNET has been an opportunity for her to experience the exciting field of School Nutrition. She has enjoyed meeting and working with professionals in this area and has developed a deep appreciation for the job they do. She is an active member in the San Jose Peninsula District Dietetic Association and the California School Nutrition Association.
Lisa Melhouse, RD
Nutrition Education Consultant
California Department of Education
1430 N Street 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Lisa Melhouse is a Nutrition Education Consultant (NEC) with the California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division. She oversees projects related to the expansion of nutrition and food service education programs and resources for school districts and other School Nutrition Program sponsors. Currently, she coordinates the partnership with the CDE and the California Professional Nutrition and Education Training (Cal-Pro-NET) Center at San Jose State University.
Prior to her work as an NEC, Ms. Melhouse worked as a Field Service Manager in the Field Services Unit of NSD for six years. Ms. Melhouse was also the Director of Dietetics at Agnews Developmental Center, Department of Developmental Services before transferring to the NSD. Ms. Melhouse received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics and a minor in Corporate and Community Fitness from the Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is also a Registered Dietitian.