Jacqueline B. Marcus (’72, M.S. ’79) received the 2017 Medallion Award, a national honor from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors during the October meeting of Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.
When the award was announced earlier this year, the NIU Alumni Association reported about Marcus’ honor. Here is the article:
Jacqueline B. Marcus (’72, M.S. ’79) has been chosen to receive the 2017 Medallion Award, a national honor from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors.
The award is given to members of the academy to recognize them for their lifetime of contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession and to the academy. Members are selected based on their dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields.
Besides being an award-winning, internationally recognized registered dietitian and nutritionist, Marcus is president and owner of a consulting business, Jacqueline B. Marcus & Associates Food Nutrition Consultants in Highland Park, Illinois. She is also the author of the international award-winning book “Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking” and the author of “Eat Fat Lose Weight.”
She helps companies analyze products and develop nutrition labeling, meet regulatory standards, develop products and recipes, and market their products. She has published, written or edited numerous cookbooks and magazine articles about food, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
She holds a certificate in gerontology from the University of Illinois and is a certified nutrition specialist through the American College of Nutrition. She is also a charter fellow of both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Dietetic Association.