Binghamton professor named Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Lina Begdache honored among food and nutrition professionals

Lina Begdache, assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University, has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). The designation recognizes Academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues and communities through their service to the profession and by optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition.

Begdache earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the American University of Beirut, a master’s degree in nutrition sciences from SUNY Buffalo and a doctorate in cell and molecular biology from Binghamton University. She also holds credentials as a registered dietitian-nutritionist, certified dietitian-nutritionist and certified nutrition specialist-scholar.

Since fall 2009, Begdache has been on the faculty at Binghamton’s Decker School of Nursing (DSON), and for the past eight years she has been the nutrition course coordinator within the school’s Health and Wellness Studies Department. Her research focuses on diet patterns and mood.

“Being recognized as a Fellow of AND is a great honor as it exemplifies high standards of practice and scholarship as well as excellence,” said Begdache. “These values fit the profile of Binghamton University faculty, and the DSON in particular.”

Begdache has been a member of the Academy since 2014 and has been involved at the local, state and national levels.

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