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HMFW Dietitian Earns Board Certification in Sports Nutrition
07/09/2008

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association (ADA), has certified Amy Goodson, a registered dietitian at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital (HMFW), as a specialist in sports dietetics.

Amy Goodson

Amy Goodson

Goodson is one of 194 board-certified sports dietitians in the U.S. and one of only 21 in Texas.

To achieve certification, Goodson had to successfully meet rigorous specialty practice requirements, including completing a minimum of two years of work as a regular dietitian and 1,500 practicing hours in sports nutrition, proving that she utilizes evidence-based nutrition with patients and athletes, and passing a national exam. The entire process took two years to complete.

As a dietitian at HMFW, Goodson provides nutrition assessment, evaluation and education to executives participating in the Executive Health Program. She also serves as the sports dietitian for HMFW’s Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute and Texas Christian University athletics.

In addition to her work at HMFW, Goodson is involved in improving the dietetic health of the community through her work with local, state and national professional organizations including the Dallas Dietetic Association, the Texas Dietetic Association and the American Dietetic Association.

As for her top three nutrition tips, Goodson says to eat small, nutrient-rich meals often throughout the day; bring lunch and snacks with you so that you have good food that gives you energy and exercise regularly for cardiovascular health and life-long results.

About Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital
Opened in 1930, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital is a Magnet-designated hospital, and Tarrant County's largest and busiest hospital and regional referral center. A member of Texas Health Resources, HMFW is licensed for 724 beds and provides the following services: cardiovascular; high risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology; neurosciences; orthopedics and sports medicine; rehabilitation; adult critical care and neonatal intensive care; trauma and emergency medicine; cancer care; medical/surgical; kidney transplants; occupational health; and more. The campus is home to almost 1,000 members of the medical staff, more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and the new state-of-the-art 100-bed Harris Methodist Heart Center. For more information, please call 1-888-4-HARRIS, or visit www.TexasHealth.org/HMFW.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR’s system of 13 hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. THR is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.

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