5/7/2013 6:01:00 AM Whittaker earns dietitian's award
KINGMAN - The Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has announced that KRMC's Breanna Whittaker has been selected as Arizona's Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year from the Northern District.
Whittaker has been with KRMC for a year and a half.
After beginning her career here as a clinical dietitian, she has spent the last year as the clinical nutrition manager responsible for the management and evaluation of clinical areas including services by registered dietitians, diet office, and tray staff.
To be nominated, an individual must meet certain criteria. They must be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, be 35 or younger, have active participation in the national, state, or district association, be a registered dietitian, demonstrate concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population, and demonstrate leadership in either legislation, research, education, or management, either in the academy or employment.
Whittaker has been strongly involved in patient satisfaction initiatives and revisions of patient menus.
She completes the nutrition care process for patients with wounds, kidney failure, diabetes, and heart failure as well as many other conditions. She has been integral in introducing dietetic student interns to KRMC starting this summer.
Also, Whittaker was recently voted in as president-elect of the Northern Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
AZAND is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has nearly 70,000 members.