NCCHC Board Member Barbara Wakeen Receives Prestigious Food Service Award
Barbara Wakeen, MA, RD, CCFP, CCHP, was honored by the Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates as the 2014 recipient of its Al Richardson Founder’s Award. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment and support to the association. It was given during ACFSA’s Annual International Conference, held August 10-14 in St. Louis, MO. Ms. Wakeen was honored for her many years of leadership and countless hours of volunteer time. Among her many activities with ACFSA, she serves as chair of its Dietitians in Corrections group, coordinates the worldwide Corrections Dietitians email listserv and is a frequent contributor to the Dietitians’ Corner column in ACFSA’s Insider magazine.
A nationally recognized authority on correctional nutrition, Ms. Wakeen owns and operates Correctional Nutrition Consultants, Ltd. She has practiced as a consultant, corporate dietitian and district manager in the correctional food service industry since 1989. On the NCCHC board of directors, Ms. Wakeen has served as a liaison to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) since 2001 and is a longstanding member of NCCHC’s education and juvenile health committees.