In Memoriam: Oma Sue Snider, 1945-2019

Sue Snider, a longtime professor and extension food safety and nutrition specialist at the University of Delaware, passed late last month at at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. She was 74 years old.

Dr. Snider began her career at the University of Delaware in 1983 with the department of animal and food sciences and Cooperative Extension. As a professor and food safety and nutrition specialist, Dr. Snider contributed to the university in many ways, including as director of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs. The programs collectively brought $1.3 million dollars in federal funds to Cooperative Extension annually and employed several nutrition assistants. Dr. Snider had retired in January.

Before coming to the University of Delaware, Dr. Snider had served as an associate professor in the department of food science at the University of Missouri. Her career in education began at Bolivar High School, where she taught home economics for two years.

“Sue Snider worked tirelessly via the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension network to promote nutrition and food safety throughout Delaware,” said Robin Morgan, provost at the University of Delaware. “Her commitment to assuring healthy eating regardless of socioeconomic status was truly inspiring and impactful.”

Dr. Snider was a graduate of Missouri State University where she majored in home economics education. She held a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in food science from the University of Missouri.

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