Health Studies doctoral student
Caroline Roffidal-Blanco, TWU Health Studies doctoral student and the Registered Dietitian for Metro Health’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant was awarded the 2011 San Antonio Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award by the San Antonio Dietetic Association. Caroline has successfully coordinated the Healthy Schools Initiative in collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools program and serves as one of the registered dietitians for the ¡Por Vida! healthy restaurants program. She has helped to coordinate the San Antonio Food Policy Council, and programs that provide increased access to healthy food options through farmers’ markets, corner stores, and at community events throughout the city. Caroline was also nominated for the 2011 Texas State Young Dietitian of the Year award.
Healthy School Initiative highlights:
Let’s Move blog: http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2011/11/08/san-antonio-among-top-three-us-cities-school-salad-bars-effort-supports-first-lady-m
Por Vida Healthy Restaurants: www.PorVidaSA.com
You can also read about doctoral student Lona Sandon's recent scholarship achievement here.