Lori Roy, MS, RD, LDN, has been named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Louisiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (LAND). Roy, transplant dietitian for John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center, accepted her award at LAND’s annual award breakfast Tuesday, March 7, in Baton Rouge.
A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, Roy has been heavily involved in promoting good nutrition on the local, state and national levels throughout her 35+ year career, serving on various boards including the Louisiana Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition and the LAND board of directors. She was recognized as Young Dietitian of Louisiana in 1987 and has served as president and held other positions with her local association. As public policy coordinator, she served multiple years as the liaison for the group’s public policy workshop in Washington, D.C., and was chosen by the academy president to serve on the national Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee.