Dietetics Professor Honored by Council of Food Service Association
Megan Whelan, RD, assistant professor of dietetics, was awarded a Silver Medal for her leadership and dedication to the dietetics profession.
Buffalo, New York – February 24, 2015 – Megan Whelan, R.D. an assistant professor of dietetics and clinical coordinator for the D’Youville Dietetics Department, has been selected as a recipient of the Council of Food Service Associations’ Silver Medal.
The medal was presented by the Western New York Dietetics Association at their 36th Annual Dinner on February 24 at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant that honored a number of individuals from various food related organizations for their excellence, leadership and dedication to their organization and profession.
“Professor Whelan was selected because of her leadership of the WNY Dietetic Association as President in 2013-2014, her commitment to the profession as a whole and her passion and commitment to passing on her enthusiasm and knowledge to her students,” said Pamela Beamer, R.D, CFSA representative for the WNY Dietetic Association.
The Council of Food Service Associations works to promote understanding, education and professionalism within the food service industry. “It was founded in Buffalo in 1983 and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the pursuit of common goals,” according to their organization.
Whelan is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Rhode Island and earned her master’s degree in nutrition at the University at Buffalo where she is currently completing her doctorate.
She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the WNY Dietetics Association.
Dr. Whelan was named Outstanding Dietetics Educator of the Year in 2013 by the New York State Dietetic Association.
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