Georgia Chavent, MS, RDN, of Woodbridge, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at the University of New Haven, has been recognized with the Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award from area seven of the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors. Area seven includes N.J., N.Y., New England and international members.
The Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty and preceptors in dietetics education programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Chavent has a B.S. in nutrition from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S. in nutrition education from Columbia University. She is a registered dietitian and a board-certified sports dietitian.
Her research and interest areas include partnering with pediatricians to improve treatment of childhood obesity, helping adolescents and young adults develop healthy food preparation skills and promoting local sustainable and organic agriculture, as well as sports nutrition, outdoor winter recreation for fitness, and legislative issues related to the school food environment.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 the university enrolls approximately 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates.