Wills Receives Outstanding Dietitian of the Year from the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Jennifer Wills is associate director Nutrition and Food Service's Clinical Team. The award is the highest recognition NCAND bestows on one of its members.

This award is the highest recognition NCAND bestows on one of its members. The ODY award is made annually on the basis of professional achievement and active participation in the association at the national, state, or district level. NCAND is allowed to recognize one Outstanding Dietitian of the Year each year. Criteria for selection include:

  • Significant contributions to the profession through active participation and service in the past year.
  • Service in an advisory capacity: applicant's work and influence has contributed uniquely to the advancement of the profession or to better health practices, and to the development of others in the profession and the encouragement of advanced study.
  • Demonstrated the spirit of service to others in the field of nutrition/dietetics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 
  • Significant contribution to the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during his/her career. 
  • Source of inspiration to other members who have themselves become leaders. 
  • A leader for the profession who has created new opportunities for dietitians/nutritionists. 
  • Furthered the profession by having made public presentations, published the results of scientific research or consumer information via mass media. Additional explanation of support is welcomed and recommended.
"I am grateful and continually amazed in the talented and dedicated UNC Hospital dietitians I get to work with every day who advance nutrition care and the well-being for vulnerable populations in the State of North Carolina," said Wills.

 

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