Jacqueline Beatty Recognized for Innovation in Dietetics Education

Jaqueline Beatty, assistant professor of nutrition at Simmons University in Boston, has received the 2024 Margene Wagstaff Award for Innovation in Dietetics Education from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The honor is presented to individuals who inspire early-career dietetics professionals to pursue professional values.

At Simmons, Dr. Beatty teaches courses and conducts research on clinical nutrition, eating disorders, sports nutrition, and chronic disease prevention through lifestyle health behaviors. Some of her most recent research has centered around the nutrition and physical activity habits of college students during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the presence of eating disorder triggers for students studying nutrition and dietetics.

Prior to her current faculty position, Dr. Beatty served as an assistant professor of health science and director of the health science internship program at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. She has experience outside of higher education as a clinical dietitian specializing in nutrition support and eating disorders, as well as a consultant dietitian for long-term care.

Dr. Beatty is a graduate of Framingham State University in Massachusetts, where she majored in food and nutrition. She holds a master’s degree in physical education from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in biological and environmental sciences from the University of Rhode Island.

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