The Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has recognized Chelsea Schoenfelder as Idaho’s Young Dietitian of the Year.
Schoenfelder is a registered dietitian with Dairy West, which manages the marketing and promotion work for Idaho and Utah dairy farm families, according to a press release from Dairy West.
She oversees the nutrition education materials and curriculum provided to all health and school professionals. As health and wellness manager, she also serves as a vital link supporting nutrition science and research to educators, school foodservice professionals and health professionals.
“We are very proud of Chelsea and the work she does on behalf of dairy farm families to promote nutrition and healthy activities throughout the state,” Crystal Wilson, Dairy West vice president of health and wellness, said.
“Not only is Chelsea deserving of this recognition, she is a role model for other young dietitians in her passion and enthusiasm for her role in the fields of food and nutrition,” she said.
Previous to her work with Dairy West and the Idaho Dairy Council, Schoenfelder worked at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise as a community outreach and clinical dietitian and at Ennis Endocrinology Clinic in Meridian as an outpatient dietitian.
She currently serves as secretary for the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and as co-chairman of Treasure Valley Dietitians. She previously represented the state as its 21st Century Liaison to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Schoenfelder earned bachelor’s degrees in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Idaho and Idaho State University, respectively, and a master’s degree in public health from Idaho State University.