Boston University Professor Honored as Outstanding Dietitian

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(Boston) – Boston University (BU) professor and Registered Dietitian Joan Salge Blake has been honored with the 2009 Annie Galbraith Outstanding Dietitian Award by the Massachusetts Dietetic Association (MDA). The award, which she will be presented with on March 19 at the annual conference, is given annually to one individual in recognition of outstanding contribution and selfless work on behalf of the organization and the profession.

“I feel so honored to have been chosen by the MDA for this award,” said Joan Salge Blake. “Annie Galbraith was an inspiration to all in the nutrition field and I’m proud to be associated with her, as well as the previous recipients.”

A Sudbury, MA resident, Salge Blake is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Dietetics Internship Director at the Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. She is a media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and was previously honored by the MDA as their “Young Dietitian of the Year.” Salge Blake was also awarded the 2001 Whitney Powers Excellence in Teaching Award from BU and the 2007 Outstanding Dietetic Educator from the ADA.

Gloria Waters, Dean of Sargent College, said: “Joan is one of our most revered clinicians and teachers. It is wonderful to see her publicly recognized for her excellence in nutrition education, clinical practice and communications, which our students benefit from on a day-to-day basis.”

The author of Nutrition & You and Eat Right The E.A.S.Y. Way, Salge Blake has worked as a consultant for companies, restaurants, and the Sudbury school system. She has a private practice specializing in weight management and lifestyle changes. Salge Blake received her Bachelor of Science from Montclair State University, where she graduated summa cum laude and continued on to BU, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition.

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