Elaine M. Long, emeritus professor of community and environmental health and executive director of the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, received the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Idaho Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics held in Sun Valley May 2-4. The recipient of the award is recognized each year in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Long worked with Uwe Reischl, a professor in the master of health science program, to create the Healthy Food Slide Rule, which was recently reprinted by the Idaho Dairy Council to reflect the USDA’s MyPlate food guidelines. It continues to be a popular nutrition education tool for Idaho teachers and other groups, such as Extension and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Snap-Ed).