Educator Award Winner

Kay Stearns Bruening Portrait
Kay Stearns Bruening

Kay Stearns Bruening, an assistant professor in Falk’s Nutrition Science and Dietetics program, was selected by a committee of her peers as the 2022 North East Region Outstanding Dietetic Educator in the Didactic Program in Dietetics category from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award recognizes the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of faculty in ACEND®-accredited dietetics education programs.

Kay is the director of the Falk College Nutrition Assessment, Consultation, & Education Center and serves as a program reviewer for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®). She has collaborated with international dietetic education programs in Chile, South Korea, and Qatar. She has served as an item writer, item reviewer, and on the Item Reclassification Panel for the Commission on Dietetic Registration examination for registered dietitian-nutritionists. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, belongs to six dietetic practice groups, and completed advanced training in child & adolescent weight management.

The Nutrition Science and Dietetics program is accredited by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) and prepares students to begin careers as RDNs or DTRs.