Media Release: Nancy Nevin-Folino wins prestigious Medallion Award

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Nancy Nevin-Folino awarded October 18

Nancy Nevin-Folino wins prestigious Medallion Award

11-03-2009 (Dayton, OH) -

The American Dietetic Association presented its prestigious 2009 Medallion Awards October 18 to eight registered dietitians, recognizing their outstanding service and leadership to ADA and the dietetics profession.

Since 1976, Medallion Awards honor ADA members who have shown dedication to the high standards of the dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields.

One of the award winners was Nancy Nevin-Folino, neonatal nutrition specialist at Dayton Children's. Nutrition is vital for continued wellness to recovery from illness or surgery. Dieticians and dietetic technicians at Dayton Children’s work with physicians and other members of the health care team in inpatient and outpatient settings to help patients and their families with their nutritional needs.

Nevin-Folino has worked in Dayton Children's Regional">">Regional Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for 19 years. In this role, she collaborates with members of the health care team to develop nutrition plans for high-risk and at-risk infants, provides consultation on infant nutrition needs at Dayton Children's and the community and shares her knowledge through role-modeling, teaching, coaching and mentoring.

"Nancy works tirelessly to promote dietitians and dietetic technicians as well as pediatric nutrition expertise. Her long-standing dedication to the profession is known around the country and throughout dietetics organizations," says Rachel Riddiford, manager, clinical dietetics work group, at Dayton Children's.

Nevin-Folino is a licensed, registered dietitian and a fellow of the American Dietetic Association. She is board certified in pediatric nutrition (CSP). Nevin-Folino has received numerous professional awards and has published a number of papers and chapters on various nutrition topics, including several on neonatal nutrition and the nutritional needs of high-risk newborns. As a well-known and respected expert, Nevin-Folino has also made numerous presentations locally and nationally. Nancy is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics and a master's in nutrition education.

"I have known Nancy for 13 years and have always been impressed by her commitment to excellence, creative spirit and dedication as a leader in the profession. I can think of no one more deserving of this award," says Jessie Pavlinac, president of the American Dietetic Association.

About the Medallion Awards:
The ADA's Medallion Award honors those who have shown dedication to the high standards of the dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields. The award is given annually to no more than eight members of the ADA, which has more than 67,000 members nationally and is the largest group of nutrition professionals. The ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

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