Beth Ogata, MS, RD, CSP, CD recently received the Excellence in Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Individuals for this nationally-recognized award were selected by the Academy’s Honors Committee and Board of Directors and given the award on-site at the 2017 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Ms. Ogata received this award for her work in clinical nutrition in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession.
Exemplifying leadership as a practitioner in the field of Dietetics, she has supervised nutrition fellows in the Cristine M. Trahms Program for Phenylketonuria (PKU) Clinic and Biochemical Genetics, as well as in the Infant Development Follow-up Clinic. Ms. Ogata has worked on a number of distance learning projects and developed several self-study, web-based curricula, including “Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs,” “Nutrition & Oral Health For Children,” and “First Steps Nutrition Modules.” She is also involved with Assuring Pediatric Nutrition in the Community as co-chair of the annual conference and as a consultant.
As a core faculty member of the Nutritional Sciences Program, she teaches NUTR 526 (Maternal, Infant, and Pediatric Nutrition) and is a guest lecturer for several other Nutritional Sciences courses. Ms. Ogata’s faculty appointment is through the UW School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.