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Name: Elizabeth Reames
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Education/Training
Degrees received from LSU: B.S., M.S., Ed.D. and Ph.D.
Areas of Specialization/Research
Nutrition and food safety specialist with the LSU AgCenter Family and Consumer Sciences Department. Responsible for planning and implementing programs in nutrition and food safety. Major emphases include obesity, diabetes and food safety.
Professional Experience
Completed an American Dietetic Association dietetic internship at the Houston Veteran's Administration Hospital. Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, and instructor for the National Restaurant Association ServeSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Course.  Employed as a public health nutritionist with the Office of Public Health prior to employment with the LSU AgCenter.
Awards/Grants
Selected awards include:
  • 2008 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science - Program Excellence in Research Award
  • 2007 LSU AgCenter Denver T. and Ferne Loupe Extension Team Award 
  • 2007 Louisiana Dietetic Association Dietetic Educator of the Year award
  • 2007 Extension Team Award - Food Safety
  • 2007 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science - Research Award
  • 2005 Louisiana Dietetic Association Dietetic Educator of the Year award
  • 2003 LSU School of Human Ecology Alumnus of the Year award
  • 2003 National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Continued Excellence Award
  • 2002 NEAFCS Florence Hall Team Award for the Portions Healthy Weight Program; 2001 NEAFCS Distinguished Service Award
  • 2000 NEAFCS Team Award for the Diabetes Education Awareness Recommendations Program
  • 1999 Gamma Sigma Delta International Honor Society of Agriculture Extension Award of Merit
  • 1999 Outstanding Alumnus – LSU College of Agriculture
  • 1997 NEAFCS Excellence in Research Award for Special Diet Guide CDROM.  
Received the 1986 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the LSU School of Human Ecology; and was selected as the Louisiana Dietetic Association’s Outstanding Dietitian and the American Dietetic Association’s Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year. 

Served as president of the LSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta International Honor Society of Agriculture, the LSU College of Agriculture Alumni Association, and the Louisiana Dietetic Association and as Chairman of the Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition.
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