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“I am pleased to report that Susan Roberts, JD, MS, RD, LD has agreed to serve as our policy and communications consultant and will work in collaboration with staff, the Board of Directors, the Legislative and Public Policy Committee, ADA’s Political Action Committee and ADA’s Grassroots Network (Public Policy Coordinators, State Policy Representatives) to identify key priority issues, effective advocacy/communications tactics, culminating in a public policy strategy plan.
Susan is the principal of Roberts Law Firm, PLC, a registered lobbyist and a Registered Dietitian with degrees in public health and law. She has a strong background in food, nutrition and policy coupled with the passion to advance the dietetics profession. She is well-situated both from her training as well as her work experience to perform this consultation for ADA. Susan was recipient of the Medallion Award last year and is well-known and respected in the halls of Congress and within ADA.”
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The awards committee is pleased to announce
the selection of the 2009 recipients.
Outstanding Dietetics Student-Kara Strand of Iowa State University
Patricia Austin-Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Jean Anderson-Recognized Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Ruth Litchfield-Medallion Award
Suzanne Hendrich-Gem Award
We are also very excited about the national recognition that Jean Anderson is receiving from ADA for Outstanding Educator of the Year.
This was a difficult process since we had many outstanding applications to choose from.
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Iowa Dietetic Association
Announces 2008 Scholarships & Awards
IDA has a proud tradition of recognizing dietetic leaders and the future of our profession through its awards and scholarship program. Each year outstanding nutrition professionals and dietetic students are recognized for their scholastic and professional achievements, leadership skills, and personal characteristics.
This year we had several nominations for many award and scholarship categories. The applicants were impressive and while many of the categories were highly competitive, the following contenders were chosen as this year’s recipients.
- IDA Scholarship ($600) recipients = Jennifer Neal and Hilary Campbell
- IDA Outstanding Student Award = Tarrah DeClemente
- IDA Medallion Award = Joetta Redlin, MS, RD, LD, and Janice Fisher, RD, LD, PHD, CDE, BC-ADM
- IDA Recognized Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award = Judy Fitzgibbons, MS, RD, LD
- IDA Recognized Young Dietitian of Year Award = Christy Frese, RD, LD
- IDA Emerging Dietetic Leader = Jill Lange, MPH, RD, LD
- IDA GEM Award = KWWL – TV, Waterloo
Congratulations to all of our 2008 recipients. They will be honored at the annual meeting this fall. Thank you to all applicants. Again, many of the award and scholarship categories were very competitive this year. We are a state rich with outstanding nutrition professionals. We encourage you to nominate those you feel are worthy of recognition this upcoming year (application deadlines to be announced).
Christine Jacobson, RD, LD, Awards Chair
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