Nutritional sciences faculty named Fellows of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Lynn Parker Klees and Shawnee Kelly, both faculty members in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State, have been named Fellows of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The designation of Fellow is bestowed to select members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Fellows have distinguished themselves among their colleagues as well as in their communities by their service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing health through food and nutrition. The designation of Fellow signifies not only tenure in the dietetics profession, but also living the academy’s values of customer focus, integrity, innovation and social responsibility.

“As a Fellow, I plan to continue contributing to the profession in a positive way,” said Kelly, assistant teaching professor and master of professional studies coordinator. “I also hope that as a Fellow, I can demonstrate to our students the benefits of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, our profession, and lifelong learning. Becoming a Fellow is an honor for me and one that further inspires my commitment to the field of nutrition and dietetics.”

Klees, assistant teaching professor and professor in charge of the undergraduate program, said she appreciates this designation, as it is a recognition of her level of expertise in the field of dietetics by her professional association.

“I hope to be a role model to my students,” she said. “I believe for parents and students making decisions regarding choices of majors and universities, the fact that we have several faculty, including myself, who have achieved FAND status is an indication of the quality of our program, but also shows our level of commitment to the dietetics profession and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.”

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Last Updated July 17, 2018