Professor Emeritus Barbara Schneeman, Department of Nutrition, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). It is the highest honor given by the society, for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition. Schneeman is one of 10 ASN fellows named this year, and will be honored at the society’s annual meeting later this month in San Diego.
Schneeman is an internationally known leader in the development of dietary guidelines and nutrition policy. She joined the UC Davis faculty in 1976, and served in several administrative roles on campus, including chair of the Department of Nutrition, CA&ES dean (1993–1999), and associate vice provost for University Outreach (2001–2004). She also served at the FDA as the director of the Office of Nutrition, Labeling, and Dietary Supplements for more than eight years.
Schneeman is recognized for her work on dietary fiber, gastro-intestinal function, development and use of food-based dietary guidelines, and policy development in the area of food and nutrition.