Several students and faculty members from the dietetics program attended FNCE (Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo) 2017. We learned a lot in the area of dietetics research and also had fun together. One of the conference highlights occurred when our colleague, Dr. Anne Marie Hunter, received the prestigious Medallion Award.
Anne Marie Hunter, PhD, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND, Associate Professor, received a Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during the Centennial Celebration of the Academy in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday October 22, 2017. The Medallion Award honors Academy members who have shown dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields. The Medallion Awards are given each year to those members who were instrumental in moving the profession forward, and whose dedication to the Academy and service to the profession serve as an example to all.
Missouri State dietetics students had the opportunity to experience the conference, with over 13,000 dietitians in attendance. They attended sessions, sampled food in the expo, and also took a dip in a cranberry bog (where cranberries are grown, which is then flooded with water for the floating berries to be harvested).