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NDSU Extension specialist receives national honor

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Julie Garden-Robinson

Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU Extension food and nutrition specialist, has been awarded the 2019 Outstanding Engagement Award for her work.

Garden-Robinson, also a professor in NDSU's Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, was recognized from the Board on Human Sciences of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities during the association's recent meeting in San Diego, California.

The national award honors an individual who is a campus-based or a state-level faculty member for exceptional creativity and scholarship in the development, application and evaluation of outreach, Extension and public service programs."I was very surprised and delighted to receive notification of this award," Garden-Robinson said. "I have always considered it a privilege to work for NDSU and to be part of the nationwide network of the Extension system. I have had a lot of support along my career path from my family, teachers, friends and colleagues throughout North Dakota and the U.S. They all share this recognition with me."

Garden-Robinson has initiated several programs and areas of applied research. Her programming includes several On the Move to Better Health curricula for elementary-age children and families, Eat Smart. Play Hard, Field to Fork, Teens Serving Food Safely, Healthwise for Guys, Healthwise for Women, Global Food Safety, Nourish and Exercise Your Body, and The Family Table. She also has written a weekly column, Prairie Fare, for the past 22 years.

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