Honored Member: Career Achievement
A dietitian who has been a dedicated presence in the field of dietetics in one of BHN’s practice areas for 15 years or more.
Please congratulate Lester Rosenzweig on the Career Achievement Award. He has been a true servant leader. His focus in dietetics has been one to improve the health of the populations he has served, which has included all ages from children to the aged and has spanned over thirty years.
His passion has obviously been in working with and advocating for individuals with intellectual disabilities. He has been an amazing leader in this endeavor as evidenced by his writing and his leadership in Behavioral Health Nutrition, where he has held a number of positions over many years.
His writing contributions embody the Academy’s values of customer focus, integrity, innovation, and social responsibility. Not only did he coauthor the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, but further writings demonstrated the need for the standards and ethics to be maintained and implemented as he has done within his own communities.
He is a role model to which we should all aspire to follow in his footsteps. There is no better example of a Dietitian that truly takes the nutrition message to the community. Please join BHN in congratulating and thanking Lester Rosenzweig.
Excellence in Professional: Integrity
A dietitian who demonstrates an ability to unite communities of dietitians with diverse ideas through values of cohesion and cooperation. Moves the nutrition profession forward through maintaining a curious perspective and openness to new ideas, while remaining committed to patient-centered care and evidence-based nutrition therapy.
Please congratulate Marci Evans for the BHN Excellence in Professional Integrity award. Marci is well known throughout the RD community of eating disorder professionals and that reputation has been earned through her engaging, kind, empathetic, sophisticated, nuanced, and forward-thinking approach to working with clients.
Marci has a strong social media presence with a large audience (over 13K followers on Instagram) and she uses her platform to provide positive, insightful, evidence-based and thought-provoking education to her followers. Her contributions, into an arena that is so often filled with negativity, diet messaging, and unrealistic body pictures, offer all who see it, a new lens through which to view their relationship to food.
She has created successful online trainings, supervision services and taught eating disorder courses at the University level. For more than 10 years, her passion for helping those seeking support for an eating disorder, disordered eating, gastrointestinal distress, and body image issues deserves recognition.
Excellence in Written Communication
A dietitian who shows excellence in the written communication of nutrition information relevant to the BHN practice areas through platforms such as educational blogs, newsletter articles, magazine articles, or peer-reviewed publications.
Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole
Please congratulate Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole for their work in Excellent in Written Communication. Intuitive Eating is a text that changes lives every day. It’s a context that allows people to develop a sense of trust and a reliance on self that is frequently discouraged in expert culture. It seems like such a simple message. Yet in this text, Evelyn and Elyse break it down and explain it in a way that hadn’t been done before. The 10 principles of Intuitive Eating are probably a part of many dietitian-client conversations every day.
I remember reading Intuitive Eating almost 20 years ago, about five years after it was published in 1995. The cover promised “A revolutionary program that works,” A claim that many books make, but for me was the end of the search for “the what works.” For me, Intuitive Eating is why I became a dietitian.
The Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG is beyond honored to have these two pioneers among our membership and it is important to honor their work. There are many ways to honor these two: amazing authors, speakers, educators, and above all dietitians, BHN is overjoyed to present Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole with the award for Excellence In written communication. We continue to witness their impact in the field of nutrition and look forward to hearing from them for years to come.