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Rafferty Receives Nutrition Education Award

Rafferty Receives Nutrition Education Award

Karen Rafferty, R.D., L.M.N.T., senior research dietitian for the Osteoporosis Research Center at Creighton University Medical Center, has been awarded the 2006 Joan Werblow Nutrition Education Award.

The award, which recognizes exceptional leadership in nutrition education by promoting the health benefits of dairy foods, was presented by the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council of Nebraska at the organizationís annual meeting.

Rafferty is an award-winning author and respected voice in calcium nutrition, food fortification, and mineral bioavailability, the council noted in presenting her with the award. Her published research on potassium and calcium served as supporting documentation for the 2005 U.S. Department of Agricultureís Dietary Guidelines for Americans and earned her the American College of Nutrition's "Best Scientific Paper of the Year" honor in 2005.

Rafferty is a member of the American Dietetic Association and a speaker for the Nutrition Working Group of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

Posted 2/20/2007