Dieticians of Canada honours Dr. Melissa Rossiter

The Membership Recognition Award was given at the 2017 National Conference Award Ceremony
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Dr. Melissa "Misty" Rossiter

The Dieticians of Canada recently honoured Dr. Melissa “Misty” Rossiter at the 2017 National Conference Award Ceremony in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Dr. Rossiter received a Member Recognition Award, which recognizes volunteerism, expertise, and achievements that contribute to the advancement of the profession in the areas of leadership, innovation, education, and association catalyst.

Dr. Rossister was honoured in the leadership category. According to the award website:

“Dr. Rossiter’s nomination highlights the diverse roles dietitians can develop and nurture and in the process help create effective public health policy. As a primary or co-investigator, her research focus is assessing and promoting nutritional health for women and children. By examining the Nutrition Standards in Child Care in PEI, Melissa’s research progressed to engaging the child-care community in conversation about feeding young children through the Early Years Centres Evaluation project. She is a member of the Obesity Prevention from Conception pan-Canadian team and a DC representative with The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada developing clinical practice guidelines on female nutrition. Dr. Rossiter’s contributions demonstrate strong leadership and commitment in promoting nutrition health and building the profession’s knowledge base.”

Congratulations, Dr. Rossiter!

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