Emma Laing, an associate research scientist in the foods and nutrition department in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, received the 2017 Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award from Area 3 of Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors.
The award recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty and preceptors in dietetics education programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Laing accepted her award at the NDEP regional meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, in late March. Area 3 encompasses Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Puerto Rico.
The mission of the NDEP is to advocate for and empower educators to lead the profession of nutrition and dietetics.
As a result of its mission, the goals of NDEP are to recognize educators and preceptors as leaders of the profession, support and advance nutrition and dietetic education programs, and support the purposes and goals of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.