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Associate professor Kevin Sauer elected to board of directors

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nineteen new national leaders in nutrition, health and business were elected as the board of directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This organization represents more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners and is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

Kevin L. Sauer, associate professor in dietetics, was one of the leaders chosen to serve on this Board of Directors and for the next academic year will be responsible for planning various events, developing policies and regulating fiscal management under the Academy. Sauer has had a long-standing relationship with Kansas State University as he received his undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees from K-State and continues to work on campus today as an associate professor in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health.

Sauer specializes in management of food and nutrition services and is also the co-principal researcher with the Center of Excellence for Food and Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. Several teaching and research awards that Sauer has received include the Mary Ruth Bedford Distinguished Faculty Award (2016); Commerce Bank Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching (2013); Excellence in Engagement Award (2013); Joan Coleman Faculty Excellence Award in Hospitality Management and Dietetics (2012); and the Mortar Board Outstanding Faculty Award (2009). In 2015 he was awarded the Distinguished Dietitian of the Year Award from the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Previous leadership roles held include past chair of the Commission on Dietetic Registration and past chair of CDR’s Examination Panel. Currently Sauer is a member of the School Nutrition Association Governing Council and the Kansas Department of Education’s Child Nutrition and Wellness Advisory Committee. Sauer will be a contributing member on the Academy’s Board of Directors for three years.

This article was posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017, and is filed under College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.