Learning ZoneXpress CEO Wins Silver in Stevie Awards for Women in Business

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Melanie Nelson, leader in MyPlate and nutrition education, is Silver Award Winner in Female Entrepreneur of the Year Category

Melanie Nelson, founder and CEO of Learning ZoneXpress

Learning ZoneXpress founder and CEO, Melanie Nelson

My team and I work tenaciously to create award-winning nutrition education products for both students and educators.

Melanie Nelson, founder and chief executive officer of Learning ZoneXpress, was awarded a silver award in the ninth annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business at a ceremony Nov. 9 in New York.

Nelson won in the female entrepreneur of the year category (consumer products, 11 to 2,500 employees) for her work in nutrition education.

Learning ZoneXpress became the third entrepreneurial adventure for Nelson, former Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, in 1997 when she saw the need for relevant, creative resources for nutrition and health.

Today, Learning ZoneXpress serves more than 10 different markets with more than 1,700 proprietary products. Nelson introduces an average of 100 nutrition education products annually including graphic posters, handouts, videos, games and other learning tools.

“My team and I work tenaciously to create award-winning nutrition education products for both students and educators. It’s an honor to be recognized for our USDA MyPlate nutrition products,” says Nelson. “I also thank Michelle Obama for introducing MyPlate and for leading by example with her Let’s Move! Initiative.”

Winners were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. More than 90 members of the five final judging committees determined the gold, silver and bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists.

About Learning ZoneXpress
Learning ZoneXpress, based in Owatonna, Minn., is a leading source of “edu-taining” and award-winning teaching tools. Its mission is to help improve the health and vitality of children by providing relevant, creative and affordable learning tools about healthy behaviors and nutrition. Learning ZoneXpress offers a wide variety of educational products including posters, handouts, videos, games and lesson plans. For more information about Learning ZoneXpress products, visit http://www.learningzonexpress.com or call Toni Meyer at 888-455-7003.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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