LSU AgCenter Nutritionist Wins Award

Elizabeth S. Reames, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  4/22/2005 8:22:44 PM

News Release Distributed 04/06/05

An LSU AgCenter nutritionist recently received the 2005 Louisiana Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award.

Dr. Beth Reames, a professor and extension specialist in the LSU AgCenter’s School of Human Ecology, received the award during the Dietetic Association’s annual meeting March 31 in Lafayette. It recognized her education, teaching and leadership activities.

Reames, who has been with the LSU AgCenter for 22 years, is a recognized leader in nutrition education on such topics as obesity, diabetes and food safety.

A Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Reames has been responsible for leadership in such recent LSU AgCenter statewide educational efforts as its Portions Healthy Weight Program and its Diabetes Education Awareness Recommendations Program.

She has won a number of other awards for her efforts and has served as a leader in a variety of professional organizations. In addition, she recently served as project director for a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded tri-state educational initiative based on the LSU AgCenter’s Serving Food Safely curriculum.

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Contact:     Beth Reames at (225) 578-3929 or breames@agcenter.lsu.edu

Writer:        Tom Merrill at (225) 578-2263 or tmerrill@agcenter.lsu.edu

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