The Honors Committee of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has granted the petition by Jan Greer-Carney, MS, MBA, RD, LD, for standing as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, FAND.
Jan has distinguished herself among her colleagues and in her community by her service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition.
During her 20 years as a Registered Dietitian, Jan has served on the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the past 15 years. Most notably, Jan has been elected and has served as President twice during that timeframe and recently has been elected as President-elect for the 2020-2021 program year.
Jan also served as NHAND’s treasurer for three 2-year terms, on the nominating committee for three years and she has held the position of Consumer Protection Coordinator since 2015. Jan has been a popular and requested speaker for NHAND’s educational programs over the years. To date, she has made five presentations and recently coordinated the seminar “Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment” for members and the dietetic interns of the University of New Hampshire and Keene State College. Jan was named the NHAND Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2010.
Aside from Jan’s tenure in the dietetics profession, Jan embodies and lives the Academy’s values of customer focus, integrity, innovation, and social responsibility. Customer focus was the goal of the innovative program that Jan coordinated at Concord Hospital, “Smart Heart Meals”, a population health management initiative, grant-funded pilot program. Concord Hospital provides patients with congestive heart failure who have been readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, 30 days of 2-gram sodium meals after discharge. Preliminary findings in the study have demonstrated that patients have fewer hospital readmissions, increased strength as measured by handgrip dynamometer, and an increased understanding of the importance of following a 2-gram sodium diet for heart failure.
In addition to Jan’s work in her local community, Jan’s service to humanity reaches globally each year through her work with the Jamaica Mission Committee, a medical mission in Chantilly, Jamaica, where for the past 21 years, she and her husband Mark, a physician, provide medical and nutrition care to the impoverished community.
Jan Greer-Carney supports and promotes high standards of professional practice and accepts the obligation to protect clients, the public and the profession in all her endeavors. Jan upholds the Academy and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession which establishes the principles and ethical standards that underlie the practitioner’s roles and conduct as evidenced by her many years of personal and organizational behaviors and practice integrity. Jan has served as a role model for nutrition and dietetics professionals and has distinguished herself among her colleagues for the many years that she has served.
The New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics salutes Jan in achieving Fellow status!