Nutrition Alumni Receives Honor From Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Wanda Koszewski

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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics presented its prestigious 2013 Medallion Awards to Jamie Stang a University of North Dakota Alumni, in recognition of outstanding service and leadership to the Academy and the dietetics profession. Medallion Awards have been given each year since 1976. The winners received their awards on Sunday, October 20, during the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Houston, Texas.

Jamie S. Stang, PhD, MPH, RD, Minnetonka, Minn. An Academy member since 1986, Stang is an associate professor in the division of epidemiology and community health at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health; and director of the university's Midwest Center for Lifelong Learning in Public Health and the Leadership Education and Training Program in MCH Nutrition. A nationally recognized authority on maternal and child health, Stang serves on the Academy's National Public Health Task Force, the Council on Future Practice and on the Minnesota affiliate's Public Policy Committee. She received the Academy's 2011 Excellence in Community Dietetics Award; and in 2005 was named the Academy's Public Health and Community Nutrition dietetic practice group's outstanding member. She directs the country's only national continuing education and training program devoted to the nutrition needs of women – from preconception through pregnancy – and infants and young children that combines aspects of both public health and clinical care. In the words of Stang's colleagues: "It is exciting to see how one person can make such an impact in the lives of so many people."