April 2016 - - The Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has honored Christine Weithman, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition Services and Product Development for HMR Weight Management Services, with the 2016 Excellence in Weight Management Practice Award. The award acknowledges Chris for outstanding performance in weight management practice, contributions to the advancement of weight management practice, and leadership in weight-, or dietetics-related organizations.
For the past 29 years, Chris has worked at HMR where she oversees all nutrition-related activities, including helping to establish nutritional thresholds for HMR diet plans, overseeing the nutritional quality of HMR meal replacements, providing nutrition training and mentoring for HMR dietitians and medical staff, and helping to develop new HMR foods. In her role as the lead corporate dietitian, she has also managed the integration of nutritional and medical issues for HMR patients with obesity, many of whom have significant co-morbidities and complex dietary needs.
As an active member of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, Chris has served as the Weight Management’s first Symposium Chair, Director of Professional Development, Treasurer, and Chair. She currently serves on the Policy Committee and is a member of the Academy’s Committee for Lifelong Learning.
According to Len Tacconi, President of HMR, “We are extremely proud of Chris’s accomplishments. Her professionalism and commitment to patients and to the field of nutrition and weight management are extremely valuable to HMR, and to all of the other communities she serves.”