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Wyoming Dietetic Association Honors UW Employees, Student

April 18, 2011

Two College of Agriculture and Natural Resources employees and one student at the University of Wyoming received outstanding educator, emerging dietitian and outstanding student of the year awards from the Wyoming Dietetic Association (WDA).

Receiving honors were:

Outstanding Educator of the Year -- Mindy Meuli, Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) program manager.

WDA Emerging Leader -- Karla Case, Natrona County CNP coordinator and nutrition and food safety extension educator.

Outstanding Student of Year -- Skye Murphy, Worland, student in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

The honors were presented during the organization's recent annual meeting in Laramie. CNP, part of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the UW Cooperative Extension Service, provides education to help Wyoming families and individuals have access to an affordable, available, adequate, nutritious and safe food supply.

The award recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of WDA members, says Mary Kay Wardlaw, CNP director. Meuli instructs dietetic interns and guides new dietitians. She also was involved in legislative activities that resulted in state licensure for registered dietitians.

Case, the incoming WDA president, was recognized for demonstrated leadership.

"She is a go-to person who handles tasks efficiently and is an incredible team member," Wardlaw says.

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