Rising Professional Award
2013 Recipient: Angie Hasemann
2007 B.S. in dietetics, nutrition and exercise science
Clinical dietitian, University of Virginia Children's Hospital
"Being able to play a role in educating, motivating, and supporting families to develop healthier eating habits is an honor and a blessing. I leave work each day knowing that I made a real difference in the life of a child, and for that, I couldn't be more proud."
At the University of Virginia's Children's Fitness Clinic, where she has worked for 5 years, Angie Hasemann, R.D., CSP, is known as the "Food Lady." Her creative teaching earned her the Top Innovator in Future Practice award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For community and leadership work she was named Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in Virginia. She is president of the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Nebraska native is pursuing a Master of Science in Health Communications from Boston University so she can continue the fight against childhood obesity and provide consistent and accurate health and nutrition messaging for children and families.