Posted March 22, 2013
The world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , has honored Idaho State University-Meridian associate professor and clinical coordinator, Ruth Schneider, for outstanding leadership, mentoring and teaching in ISU's dietetic internship program.
March 17, the Academy presented Schneider with its Dietetic Internship Educator Award for Area 1 at a regional meeting in Asilomar, Calif. Area 1 includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
Schneider will be recognized in the September issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Schneider joined ISU in 2001, teaching at campuses in Boise and Meridian. In 2010, the Idaho Dietetic Association named Schneider its Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for her efforts in fighting hunger in Idaho. In 2011, the Idaho Business Review newspaper honored her as a Health Care Hero Educator for her commitment to dietetics education and community service.