Award Recipients

At VAND’s recent Awards Reception, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, the following members were recognized for their outstanding achievements in dietetics, and extraordinary contributions to our profession.  Congratulations to each of our award recipients!


Shirley Scrafford, RD

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year







Kristen Chang

Kristen Chang, RDN, CSSD

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year







Carlene Thomas, RD, LD

Emerging Dietetics Leader






Danielle Lewis, DTR

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year





2017 VAND Award and Scholarship Winners


Congratulations to the following VAND Members for their well-deserved recognition as “Oustanding Dietetics Educators in Area 6” at the 2017 Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors Award Ceremony.  The “Outstanding Dietetics Educator” Award recognizes the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of faculty and preceptors in dietetics education programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.  The selection of awardees is determined by the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Crystal Wynn, PhD, MPH, RD                                                                                                          Heather Cox, MS, RDN 

Dietetic Internship Program, Virginia State University                                                  Didactic Program in Dietetics, Virginia Tech