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Academy to Present 2022 Medallion Awards

Eight Academy Members Receive Honors for Service to Academy, Profession


October 10, 2022

CHICAGO – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will honor eight registered dietitian nutritionists with the Academy's prestigious 2022 Medallion Awards in recognition of outstanding service and leadership in the Academy and the nutrition and dietetics profession. Medallion Awards have honored Academy members each year since 1976. The 2022 Medallion Award recipients are:

Mary M. Austin, MA, RDN, CDCES, FADCE, Howell, Mich.
Austin, an Academy member since 1975 is a certified diabetes care and education specialist providing strategies for better diabetes care.

Catherine W. Christie, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND, Jacksonville, Fla.
Christie, an Academy member since 1982, is the associate dean and a professor in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida.

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, FAND, Boston, Mass.
Clark, an Academy member since 1974, is an author, speaker and the owner of Sports Nutrition Services.

D. Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM, Blacksburg, Va.
Larson-Meyer, an Academy member since 1987, is a professor and director of the master of science in nutrition and dietetics program at Virginia Tech.

Wendy L. Phillips, MS, RD, CLE, CD, FAND, Cleveland, Ohio
Phillips, an Academy member since 1998, is the regional vice president for Morrison Healthcare.

Julie K. Schwartz, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CSSD, LD, ACSM-EP, NBC-HWC, San Francisco, Calif.
Schwartz, an Academy member since 1988, is the obesity medicine registered dietitian nutritionist case manager at Intellihealth.

Bethany L. Thayer, MS, RDN, FAND, Huntington Woods, Mich.
Thayer, an Academy member since 1987, the director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Henry Ford Health System.

Roniece A. Weaver, MS, RD, LD, Orlando, Fla.
Weaver, an Academy member since 1983, is the co-founder and director of agency operations at Hebni Nutrition Consultants.

More information is available on the Academy's 2022 national honors and award winners.


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