Gilmore named Iowa Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year

Clarinda, IA, | (October 5, 2017): Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC) proudly announces that Molly Gilmore, MSED, RD, LD has been named the Iowa Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This award recognizes a dietitian who has made distinctive contributions early in their career. Dietitians who receive this honor support the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the public through demonstrating leadership in legislation, research, education, management, or other areas related to the profession.

Gilmore was presented with this award during the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2017 Annual Meeting held in Ames, Iowa on October 3rd, 2017.

Gilmore is the Senior Manager of Nutrition Services at CRHC and manages the dietitians, dietary department, is an inpatient and outpatient dietitian, conducts Annual Medicare Wellness Visits, and the One Step Garden program.

CRHC Chief Operating Officer Elaine Otte says, “CRHC has so many dedicated and talented employees, but Molly Gilmore is certainly one of our finest resources. We are pleased that people state-wide are learning what we’ve known for a very long time about Molly’s work ethic, passion and professionalism. I’m looking forward to Molly’s continued leadership at CRHC.”

Gilmore received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, and completed her dietetic internship through Iowa State University. She then returned to Northwest Missouri State University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Health and Physical Education, with a Health Science emphasis.

The Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a state affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1917.  Today, the Academy has over 100,000 credentialed practitioners – registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered, and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students – and is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy. To learn more, visit the Academy at