NDSU’s Garden-Robinson named a Fellow
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has named North Dakota State University Extension Service food and nutrition specialist Julie Garden-Robinson a Fellow.
Garden-Robinson is being honored for her commitment to the field of dietetics, professional accomplishments and pursuit of lifelong learning. The Fellow designation also indicates that she has lived up to the academy’s values of customer focus, integrity, innovation and social responsibility.
Garden-Robinson also is a professor in NDSU’s Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Department and a licensed registered dietitian. She conducts research and outreach programs for children and adults throughout North Dakota in the areas of nutrition, food safety and health. She has written a weekly column, Prairie Fare, for 18 years.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. It was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917 and has more than 75,000 members. The academy has key roles in helping shape the public’s food choices and treating people with illnesses or injuries. Its members provide expert testimony at hearings, lobby Congress and other governmental bodies, comment on proposed federal and state regulations, and develop position statements on critical food and nutrition issues.
Garden-Robinson earned a bachelor of science degree in food and nutrition/dietetics, a master’s degree in food and nutrition and a Ph.D. in cereal chemistry and food technology, all from NDSU.
She also has held leadership positions with the Society of Nutritional Education, served on NDSU and Extension boards and committees, received numerous professional awards and honors, authored or co-authored many Extension publications, refereed journal articles and book chapters, and helped generate more than $10 million in grants and other funding with collaborative teams.