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Roberta Anding, M.S., R.D./L.D., C.D.E., C.S.S.D., George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching

Brown AwardEach year, the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching honors top Rice professors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated two and five years ago. In 2012, nine outstanding faculty received the award, including one of our own in the Kinesiology Department. Roberta Anding is a part-time lecturer here at Rice University and teaches our Nutrition course (HEAL 103).

Mrs. Anding has also been previously honored with the SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice group) with SCAN Achievement Award in 2011. Roberta received the Texas Distinguished Dietitian Award in 2008, the Texas Dietetic Association Media Award in 2006, the Houston Area Dietetic Association Media Award in 2004 and 2006, and the Houston Area Dietetic Association Award for the Dietetic Internship Educator of the Year in 2001 Prior to focusing on dietetic education, Roberta was honored with the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award while at the University of Texas- Houston School of Nursing.

Mrs. Anding began her career at the Tulane Medical Center/Medical School in 1982 where she was a part time Assistant Professor and Outpatient Clinical Dietitian Education Coordinator. She joined the faculty of The University of Houston School of Nursing in 1986 as Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing. She later joined the faculty of Rice University as an instructor in the Kinesiology Department teaching our undergraduate course in nutrition. Roberta was previously the sports dietitian for the Houston Texans NFL franchise and currently holds the same position with the Houston Astros MLB franchise. Roberta also consults with the Houston Ballet. She previously taught for Baylor College of Medicine.  In 2015, Roberta Anding was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Her previous work with the Texans has been featured in the Houston Chronicle.  To view the article, click here.