President Terri Raymond and Academy Members Present at 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Academy President Terri Raymond, MA, RDN, CD, FAND, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City celebrating the 5th International Day of Women and Girls.

Academy President Terri Raymond, MA, RDN, CD, FAND, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City celebrating the 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

02/12/2020 – Academy President Terri Raymond, MA, RDN, CD, FAND, represented the Academy on February 11 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City celebrating the 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Academy participated in the panel on "Women in Science for the Decade of Action on Nutrition."

Raymond was joined by Dr. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the World Health Organization to the UN, and Academy members Tatyana El-Kour, MA, MS, RDN, FAND, Health and Nutrition Coordinator, Action Against Hunger; Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RDN, CDE, CLS, FNLA, Special Research Scientist, Columbia University, and Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN, Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Foundation Fellow. The panel was moderated by Ambassador Luis Bermudez, Deputy Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations.

Raymond's comments focused on how the Academy approaches food and nutrition challenges and what the profession of nutrition and dietetics can offer women and girls considering a career in science or technology.

This assembly brings together stakeholders — from high-level government officials, representatives of international organizations, foundations, private sector, civil society as well as women in science experts from around the world.