In Memoriam: Mona Reidenberg Sutnick, 1936-2015

MonasutnickMona R. Sutnick, author, nutritionist, and educator, died late last month at the age of 79. She had suffered from dementia.

A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Sutnick was a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she majored in chemistry. After working as a protein chemist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, while her husband was stationed overseas as a military doctor, she returned to the United States and earned a master’s degree in nutrition at what is now Drexel University in Philadelphia. She later earned a doctorate in nutrition education from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Sutnick wrote a newspaper column on nutrition and was frequently featured as a nutrition expert on television and radio. She taught at Drexel University, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She was the author of Nutrition and Women’s Health (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1984).

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