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April is National Preceptor Month.

April is National Preceptor Month!

Thank you to our Texas preceptors for their commitment to the future of our profession.
Preceptors make a lasting impression by helping students fulfill their dreams of becoming RDNs. Congratulations to this year’s award-winning preceptors, just two of many outstanding nominees:

  • Outstanding Preceptor- New Comer- Sarah Hendren, RDN
  • Outstanding Preceptor-Veteran- Liz Kiertscher, MS, RD, LD, ACSM-CPT, CWPC

Over the past year, all preceptors handled unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a preceptor, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants to hear your experiences. Submit your story HERE.


Congratulations to Our New Elected Officers!

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Nominating Committee appreciates all the candidates’ willingness to serve as leaders of our organization. Also, thank you to all the members who voted.

President-Elect: Sarah Ryan
Director of Communications: Allison Childress
Delegate: Carol Bradley
Nominating Committee Chair-Elect: Alberto Garcia
Nominating Committee Member: Iliana Guerra Martinez
Nominating Committee Member: Natalie Roberts
North Region Director-Elect: Ashley Wilmeth
Northeast Region Director-Elect: Carol Taylor
Southeast Region Director-Elect: Shannon Curtis
South Region Director-Elect: Susana Sanchez
West Region Director-Elect: Carina Myatt
Foundation Director-Elect: Tabitha Odom
Foundation Treasurer-Elect: Kevin Haubrick


Congratulations 2021 Texas Academy Award Winners!

Bluebonnet- None given
TX Distinguished Dietitian- Jeanne Huiras RD, LD
TX Distinguished Scientist- Maria Duarte-Gardea Ph.D., RDN, LD
Emerging Dietetic Leader- None given
Media Award- None given
Outstanding Nutrition Education- Kathleen Davis Ph.D., RDN, LD
Outstanding Dietetic Student- Didactic Program in Dietetics- Sonya Fannin
Outstanding Dietetic Student- Coordinated Program- Sendy Argueta
Outstanding Dietetic Student-Dietetic Intern- Roxana Wrobleski, MBA
Outstanding Dietetic Student-Diet Technician- Robbie L. Baker
Outstanding Preceptor- New Comer- Sarah Hendren, RDN
Outstanding Preceptor-Veteran- Liz Kiertscher, MS, RD, LD, ACSM-CPT, CWPC
Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year- Northeast- Lauren Brown Wingo MBA, RDN, LD
Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year-Southeast- Shannon Curtis MS, RDN, LD
Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year- South- S. Ryan Pierson MS, RDN, CSCS
Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year-North- None given
Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year-West- Jillian McLean MS, RD, LD
Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year- None given


Renew Your Membership Now

Renew your Academy membership (as well as any DPGs, MIGs or other Academy groups) by signing into your account on the Academy’s website or by calling 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 (weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time). International callers can call +1-312/899-0040, ext. 5000. Check your mail for printed membership renewal invoices.

This year, the Academy has a new installment payment option. The number of monthly installments will vary based upon the date of the first payment. By starting earlier, you can make smaller payments spread over more time. Call the Academy’s Member Service Center and a representative can help enroll you in the installment plan.

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