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Recognized Dietitian of the Year (RDY)

Rachel Riddiford, MS, RD, LD

Rachel Riddiford measures her personal scale of excellence on the success of the people she represents. She thrives in finding the best in humanity and bringing together diverse individuals and groups in ways to promote synergy and best practices. Her secret desire includes infiltrating her organization and community with RDs excelling in their own professional gifts and to raise the bar in pediatric nutrition practice. Rachel shaped her own career path by her keen ability to visualize needs and contribute to meeting those needs. Examples range from educating legislators on food insecurity, securing funds to promote nutrition therapy for adults with AIDS, promoting nutrition expertise through the media, educating/mentoring future dietetic practitioners, managing small and large staffs, to learning and mentoring QI/ research opportunities.

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