The East Peoria Chamber of Commerce said two employees at Peoria's UnityPoint Health - Proctor were recently honored by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the state of Illinois.
Patient Food and Nutrition Service Manager Susan Waltrip-Buck received the Emerging Dietetic Leader Award and Carly Klaus was named one of the Young Dietitians of the Year.
“I am honored to receive this award; My profession is my passion,” Waltrip-Buck said. “Each day I touch lives through the students and interns I teach and supervise. I couldn’t be more proud of Carly. She is committed to outstanding outcomes and I cannot express enough how deserving she is of this award.”
The Emerging Dietetics Leader Award recognizes the competence and activities of members, regardless of age, who are beginning their dietetics careers. The Young Dietitian of the Year program recognizes the competence and activities of younger dietitians and encourages continued participation in academy affairs.
“Recognizing two dietitians from one organization is an unprecedented,” UnityPoint Health Director of Nutrition Services Alice Price said. “It is recognition of the quality and high performance of the dietetics program and services at UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor."