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Past-President Kevin L. Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

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Manhattan, Kan.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Children's Nutrition
  • Food Safety
  • Food Services
  • Health Education
  • School Meals

Sauer is a professor in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health at Kansas State University and co-director of the national Center for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. He specializes in administrative dietetics and has previous experience in health care food and nutrition services, school nutrition, and university dining. Sauer is an accomplished educator and researcher who has been honored locally and nationally for his work including the Kansas State University's Mary Ruth Bedford Distinguished Faculty Award K-State Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2015 Distinguished Dietitian of the Year Award, the 2019 Mentoring Award and the Outstanding Educator Award.

Serving as the Academy's President in 2021-2022, Sauer's extensive service to the Academy includes being a former chair of the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the CDR's Examination Panel as well as the chair of the 2020 CDR RDN/NDTR Entry-Level Practice Audit. He was a director at-large on the Academy's Board of Directors in 2017-2020, and served on the Council on Future Practice; House of Delegates Evolution Design Team; Council on Research; Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors Council; Research Priorities and Development Task Force; Code of Ethics Revision Task Force and the Academy Foundation's Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems collaborative. Sauer earned undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees from Kansas State University.

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