Texas Academy Press Release


Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Contact Name: Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Phone: 214-298-3411


The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual Food & Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (FNCE) will be held at the Omni Bayfront Hotel and the American Bank Convention Center in Corpus Christi, TX April 24-26, 2014.  The theme this year, “Feed Your Appetite For Leading Edge Knowledge” will provide registered dietitians/nutritionists, dietetic technicians and dietetic students an opportunity to advance their knowledge with top-notch education session.  The conference will also recognize their award recipients at a dinner and banquet Friday, April 25, 2014.

2014 Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Award Recipients

Texas Distinguished Dietitian Award: Mary Janet Hendrix Duncan, MS, RD, LD 

Bluebonnet Award: Russell W. H. Kridel, MD, FACS 

Emerging Dietetic Leader Award: Roaxana Tamijani, MS, RDN, LD 

Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award (Dietetic Internship): Kristy R. Becker, MS, RD, LD, CNSC 

Outstanding Dietetics Student Awards:    

Coordinated Program: Natalie Van Veldhuizen-Coordinated Program in Dietetics (University of Texas at San Antonio)    

Dietetic Internship: Kaitlin McKissick, RD, LD-Dietetic Internship (Texas Woman’s University)    

Didactic Program in Dietetics: Lori Boyd-Didactic Program in Dietetics (Texas Tech University) 

Outstanding Preceptor Awards:    

Newcomer Category: Stephanie Lozano Burns, MS, RD, LD    

Veteran Category: Alicia Merritt, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Texas Academy Media Award: Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Outstanding Nutrition Education Award: Eve Pearson, MBA, RD, CSSD, LD 

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year Award: Amber K. Murray, DTR 

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Awards:

Maren Wolff, MS, RDN, LD (Dallas)

Lilly Frawley, RDN, LD (Ft. Worth)

Jordyn A. Forsyth, MS, RD, LD, CDE (Houston)

Elizabeth Autumn Bollinger, MS, RD, LD (Lubbock)

Caroline Roffidal-Blanco, MS, RDN, LDN (South Texas)

The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dieteticsis an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Texas Academy is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 4,000 registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, and students in Texas. Texas Academy members provide expert food and nutrition resources for Texans. They are here to help Texans improve and manage their health and make eating an enjoyable and delicious experience. Visit their website at www.eatrighttexas.org.Media contacts encouraged to attend if pre-arranged in advance.  Contact Amy Goodson for more detailed information.)


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