DJJ Awards: Young Dietitian of the Year
At the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, leadership takes many forms daily and extends itself outside of the standard 9 to 5 workday. The very characteristics that make individuals leaders at DJJ are the same that are recognized by others in the broader community.
The Department of Juvenile Justice is proud to announce that Stephanie Henesy, Chief of the Office of Nutrition & Food Services has been named the 2019 Young Dietitian of the Year by the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association is the professional association for dietitians and nutrition professionals in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
According to the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Young Dietitian of the Year Award is for those members are 35 years of age or younger and have demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in legislation, research, public relations, education, community outreach, management, and other areas related to the dietetics profession. The purpose of the Young Dietitian of the Year program is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to encourage their continued participation in Academy affairs. This group will be an additional resource from which the leadership of the Academy will develop – at the district, state and national levels.
Ms. Henesy who currently serves as the President of the Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association has previously served the organization as part of the Professional Development Committee and as President-Elect for 2017-2018. Ms. Henesy received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in dietetics from Georgia State University. A fan of cooking and trying exciting dishes from the metro areas vibrant food scene, Ms. Henesy credits her family and her dietitian colleagues for helping to keep her motivated and developing creative programming both for DJJ and the Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association.
The Department of Juvenile Justice once again congratulates Stephanie Henesy for her well-deserved professional recognition.