HMFW Dietitian Honored by Texas Dietetic Association
02/27/2008

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas Dietetic Association has named Amy Goodson, a registered dietitian at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital (HMFW), as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year. Each year, the award is given to five dietitians under the age of 35 who are making significant contributions to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

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 as well as Texas Christian University Athletics.

Amy Goodson has been named a Young Dietitian of the Year by the Texas Dietetic Association.

Amy Goodson 

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 recommends that individuals:

  • Eat small, nutrient-rich meals often throughout the day
  • Bring a lunch and snacks with you so that you have good food that gives you energy
  • Exercise regularly for cardiovascular health and life-long results.

Goodson will receive her award on April 26 at the Texas Dietetic Association's Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition in Houston.

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 710 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 in 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 controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR’s family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.TexasHealth.org.

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