The First African American President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Evelyn_CraytonEvelyn F. Crayton, professor emerita at Auburn University in Alabama, is the new president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The academy was founded in 1917 and has 76,000 members. Dr. Crayton is the organization’s 90th leader and the first African American to hold the post.

A native of Jones, Louisiana, Dr. Crayton is a graduate of Grambling State University. She earned a master’s degree at Saint Louis University and a doctorate from Auburn University.

When she was granted emerita status at Auburn University, Dr. Crayton was a professor of nutrition dietetics, and hospitality management and assistant director of extension family and consumer sciences. She is a past president of the Alabama Dietetic Association.

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  1. Dr. Crayton is such a humble person. I know of no person who is more qualified to serve as president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics than Dr. Crayton. She will serve well and she bring a lot to the table. To whom much is give much is required.

  2. Dr Evelyn Ford Crayton deserves to be President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Not only is she more than qualified, she has given of her time and talents to this organization for 46 years. She is a believer in helping others achieve their dreams and goals. She is a great leader and will serve the members of this great organization well.

  3. Congratulations! “The Race Is Not Given To The Swift Or The Strong But To The One Who Endures To The End.” You make us all proud!!!

  4. Dr. Evelyn Ford Clayton,
    We here in Morehouse Parish (Louisiana) are all so very proud of your accomplishments. Your life’s work is phenomenal.
    Here’s wishing you all the best for the future.

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