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2024 National Honors and Awards Recipients

The following individuals have been selected in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession.

In recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession, the following 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.

2024 Honors and Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
Evelyn F. Crayton, EdD, RDN, LDN, FAND

Distinguished Lecture Award (Presented at FNCE® 2025)
Mary D. Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN

Honorary Membership
Jim Finn
Stephen McCauley

Medallion Awards
Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, FAND
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND
Eileen G. Ford, MS, RDN, FAND
Carol J. Gilmore, MS, RD, LD, FADA, FAND
Mary G. Roseman, PhD, MBA, RDN
Christopher A. Taylor, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Barbara A. Wakeen, MA, RDN, LD, CD, CCFP, CCHP

Media Excellence Award
Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN

Outstanding Social Media Award
Nijya Noble, MS, RDN, LD

Excellence in Practice Awards

Clinical Nutrition
Stephanie Dobak, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

Mary Rybicki, MS, RDN, LDN

Bonnie T. Jortberg, PhD, RDN, CDCES

Valarie Chudzinksi, MA, RDN, LDN, CNSC

Gisele Leger, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FAND

Rebecca A. Seguin-Fowler, PhD, RDN, LD, CSCS

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