Beverly Henry, associate dean for academic affairs in the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences,recently was recently presented the Excellence in Practice: Dietetic Education Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Excellence in Practice Awards recognize outstanding registered dietitians and dietetic technicians (registered) who have demonstrated innovation, creativity and leadership in a specific area of practice.
Several practice categories are recognized, including clinical nutrition; community dietetics; consultation and business practice; dietetic education; dietetic technician, registered; dietetics research; and management practice, to honor academy members who have demonstrated exceptional performance, contributed to the advancement of practice and been effective and inspiring leaders in nutrition-related organizations.
“I am very honored to receive this award and value this recognition,” Henry said.
“I know that I benefited in my development as an educator through my work experiences, including my time as faculty at NIU where teaching clearly matters,” she added. “My interactions with interns, students, and colleagues through the years brought me to understanding nutrition and dietetics differently and very much appreciating this field.”