Recognizing our 2021 Idaho Academy Award Recipients: Corliss L. Trom, RDN, LD (June Yerrington Award), Barbara L. Grant, MS, RDN, LD, CSO, FAND (Outstanding Dietitian of the Year), and Rachel Lynne Krick, MS, RDN, LD (Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year)

The Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is proud to present the June Yerrington Award to Corliss L. Trom, RDN, LD.   

The June Yerrington Award was established in 1980 to recognize Idaho Academy members who have made a significant, long-term contribution to our affiliate.  The June Yerrington award is our affiliate’s highest award.   This award recognizes individuals that have been members of the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for at least 10 years.  Recipients of this honor have made a significant impact in his or her community and have earned respect from within the profession. This award also honors the respect the recipient has earned from his or her colleagues.

Corliss is a 50+ year member of the Academy in Nutrition and Dietetics and has contributed to our profession in countless ways. Corliss has served as President-Elect, President and Past President of the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She served many years as a preceptor for Dietetics students at Idaho State University in the Treasure Valley area. Some of her other most notable accomplishments include serving as an Army Reserve Dietitian and as a leader in the St. Luke’s Healthcare System.

Corliss is described by her peers as hard-working, organized, efficient, kind and supportive. She is well respected by her co-workers and friends.

Thank you Corliss for your dedication to the field of Nutrition and Dietetics and serving as a positive role model for many generations of Idaho Dietitians!

The Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is proud to recognize Barbara L. Grant, MS, RDN, CSO, LD, FAND, as the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for 2021

This award recognizes members who have demonstrated leadership in the affiliate or employment through research, education, management or legislation.  Recipients of this award have also served as an outstanding role model of professionalism and as a source of inspiration to others in nutrition and dietetics.

Barbara has made significant contributions to the profession over the last 37 years, Barbara in an advocate for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists both in Idaho and across the nation.  Barbara’s service to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics includes.: Commission on Dietetics Registration, Quality Management Working Group, and the Competency Assurance Panel.

Barbara has served as Idaho’s State Policy Representative and as member of a committee that worked with the Idaho Board of Medicine to update the Idaho Dietitian statute.

Barbara has served as a preceptor and mentor of many future RDNs and was selected by the University of Idaho CPD as an Outstanding Preceptor in 2019.

Barbara is recognized in as an expert in the field of oncology nutrition. She has served on national boards, committees and workgroups of the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute among many others. She is also the author of two books: What to Ear during Cancer Treatment and RD61 Nutrition in Cancer Treatment: Continuum of Care. It should be noted that What to Eat is the most popular cookbook published by the American Cancer Society!

Barbara is described by her peers as hard-working, compassionate, and helpful. Thank you Barbara for your countless contributions to our profession!

The Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is proud to recognize Rachel Lynne Krick, MS, RDN, LD, as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for 2021. 

This award recognizes members 35 years and younger who have demonstrated leadership in the affiliate or employment through research, education, management or legislation. Recipients of this award have also demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.

Driven” has been a word used to describe Rae’s passion for the field of nutrition, dietetics and wellness. She has been noted to be “driven to make a difference.” Rae is currently employed as a Dietitian within the Terry Reilly Health Services team. She is an integral part of the healthcare team who strives to improve reimbursement for RD services and provide leadership to others. Rae is currently serving as Idaho’s Nutrition Services Payment Specialist and attended a training last fall.

Rae is noted to understand the value of partnerships within community health and has worked tirelessly to form relationships and partnerships with organizations to evaluate the benefit and value of nutrition services.

Rae’s research on the female athlete triad has been published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior – a product of her hard work during her master’s program at the University of Idaho (Go Vandals!).

Rae is a mentor to students who are interested in community nutrition as she shares her passion for helping others enjoy life through food. Rae is also active in Nampa’s Healthy Impact Coalition which was created to pull stakeholders from the community together to help address some of the critical issues facing Nampa.

Rae has been described by her peers as professional, warm, and caring with an infectious personality. Idaho is lucky to have Rae as an emerging leader and excited to see the great things that she is yet to accomplish.