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Jesse Pace

MSU student chosen as national delegate

MSU Extension Service

MISSISSIPPI STATE – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics selected a Mississippi State University student to serve as a delegate to the national organization.

Jesse Pace, a senior from Flowood majoring in Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion with a concentration in nutrition, was elected to serve a one-year term on the academy’s advisory committee. The committee consists of seven elected positions and one appointed position and includes students from universities across the United States.

Formerly known as the American Dietetic Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Student delegates meet with industry leaders and represent student interests and concerns to the academy.

“Jesse is an outstanding leader and will be an excellent nutrition ambassador, both to the academy and to students in the Southeast,” said Sylvia Byrd, associate professor of nutrition in MSU’s Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion. “I’m confident Jesse will represent student interests and communicate effectively within the academy house of delegates. I predict Jesse will be a future president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.”

Pace begins her term as a student delegate June 1. She starts her dietetic internship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s School of Health Professions in August.

Released: May 7, 2012
Contacts: Dr. Sylvia H. Byrd
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