Congratulations to our 50-year members – Mary Ann Brother, MS, RDN, and Becky Shaw Swartz, MS, RDN.

The Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is proud to recognize a special group of people who have been members of the Academy for 50 continuous years. They have been instrumental in the growth and development of the Academy through their ongoing support and contributions to the profession. This year we honor two 50-year members, Mary Ann Brother and Becky Shaw Swartz at our Annual Meeting. Mary Ann and Becky will also be recognized at the 2023 FNCE in Denver, CO. When you see them, say hello.

Mary Ann Brother, MS, RDN

Mary Ann Brother completed her BS and MS from the University of Missouri in 1971. Mary Ann worked at Washington University Medical School doing clinical research with the Lipid Research Clinic and the Pediatric Research Unit. She moved to Idaho in 1978. In Idaho, she was employed in a variety of jobs, from clinical dietetics to university teaching to private practice. She finished her career at the Boise VA Hospital as Director of Nutrition and Food Service. She became a Certified Diabetes Educator, an insulin pump trainer for Medtronic, and was active in the local chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. In retirement, she enjoys traveling, cooking, yoga, golf, skiing, and pickleball with family and friends, especially her three grandchildren. 

Becky Shaw Swartz, MS, RDN,

Becky Shaw Swartz moved to Idaho in 1976 after earning her BS and MS degrees in dietetics from Kansas State University. Over the years, Becky was employed in a variety of dietetic positions– clinical nutrition, public health nutrition, long-term care, nutrition education, and college nutrition instructor. Her favorite position was the 17 1/2 years she worked as Medical Nutrition Specialist for Ross/Abbott Products. Becky was actively involved in the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics throughout her professional career. She was president twice and helped plan numerous meetings. She received RYDY and other awards throughout her career. In retirement, Becky is actively involved in the Society of St Vincent de Paul and her grandmother’s duties to Henry and Jolie.