Julie Garden-Robinson, Extension Service food and nutrition specialist, has been named a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is being honored for her commitment to the field of dietetics, professional accomplishments and pursuit of lifelong learning.
Garden-Robinson also is a professor in NDSU's Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences and a licensed registered dietitian. She conducts research and outreach programs for children and adults throughout North Dakota in the areas of nutrition, food safety and health. In addition, she has written a weekly column, titled Prairie Fare, for 18 years.
The fellow designation also indicates that she has lived up to the academy's values of customer focus, integrity, innovation and social responsibility.
The academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. It was founded in Cleveland in 1917 and has more than 75,000 members.
Garden-Robinson earned a bachelor's degree in food and nutrition/dietetics, master's degree in food and nutrition and doctorate in cereal chemistry and food technology from NDSU.
She also has held leadership positions with the Society of Nutritional Education; served on NDSU and Extension boards and committees; written or co-written many Extension publications, refereed journal articles and book chapters; and helped generate more than $10 million in grants and other funding with collaborative teams.
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