The Board of Directors is honoured to announce Dr. Kelly Skinner, PhD, MPH, MSc as the 2015 Honourary Patron Award.
Dr Skinner has advanced the dietetics profession through her research activities in the areas of food security, food systems, nutrition in children and youth, aboriginal health, public health and health promotion. Her PhD dissertation, Prevalence and Perceptions of Food Insecurity and Coping Strategies in Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario examined the realities of food insecurity in a remote, on-reserve First Nations community.
Through her mentorship of dietitians conducting research, Dr. Skinner has helped increase the number of dietitians who contribute to an evidence-based profession.
Mike Hill, Jack MacDonald, Paul Pencharz and Stan Zlotkin were previously awarded Honourary Life Membership status. In 2013, the Honourary Life Membership recognition was changed to Honourary Patron. Only those who do not qualify for DC membership are eligible for this recognition.