Veronica (Ronnie) Mullins, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, has been named Outstanding Dietician of the Year by the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AZAND), an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Mullins has been a Registered Dietitian specializing in sports nutrition since 1996. Over the years, she has worked professionally in varying capacities, starting out in private practice and as a consultant for athletes and sports organizations. As her family grew, she began to write continuing education courses, and now focuses on training future dietitians for success in the nutritional sciences fields.
Becoming involved in policy and leadership has been one of the most rewarding of her career. “We have an outstanding community of RDs, RDNs, and DTRs in Southern Arizona and as President of the Southern Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAZAND), I am able to serve and give back to my fellow nutrition professionals and the Tucson community,” said Mullins.
The Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AZAND) is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the national organization representing Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietary Technicians in the state of Arizona. The mission of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is to promote optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members.
The Outstanding Dietitian of the Year award recognizes affiliate members who have made distinguished contributions to advancing the profession. The winner of this award is an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service.
“Winning the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year award from AZAND was an incredible honor. It is extremely rewarding and motivating to be recognized for your hard work,” said Mullins. “At SAZAND, we work together as a team and I would like to thank all the board members and our SAZAND membership for helping me achieve this honor.”