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Honors and Awards Recipients

In recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession, 19 individuals have been selected by the Honors Committee and Board of Directors to receive top Academy national honors and awards.

Congratulations go to the following recipients for outstanding leadership and contributions to the profession and practice of nutrition and dietetics.

2023 Honors and Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
Barbara Ann Hughes, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND

Distinguished Lecture Award (Presented at FNCE® 2024)
Wendy N. Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RD

Honorary Membership
Robert H. Eckel, MD
Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD

Medallion Awards
Patricia Becker, MS, RDN, CSP, FAND
Susan L. Brantley, MS, RD, LDN, FAND
Kathrin A. Eliot, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Donna S. Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND
Marsha K. Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND
Elise A. Smith, MA, RDN, LD, FAND
Jean Storlie, MS, RD
Christine K. Weithman, MBA, RD, LDN, FAND

Excellence in Practice Awards

Business and Industry
Maureen Leugers, MBA, RDN

Clinical Nutrition
Britta D. Brown, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Community and Public Health
Yvonne D. Greer, DrPH, RD, CD

Candace S. Johnson. RDN, FAND

Chimene Castor, PhD, EdD, RDN, CHES, FAND

Kelly A. Danis, RD, LDN, FAND

Marion F. Winkler, PhD, RD, LDN, CNSC, FASPEN

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