2010 LAHIDAN Awards

2010 LAHIDAN Distinguished Trinko Service Award

Cecilia Pozo Fileti, MS, RD, FADA

She serves as president of C.P. Fileti Associates Inc. and Latino Health Communications, a bilingual consulting firm servicing food, health, and government organizations. Her firm supports general market and Hispanic focused outreach through social initiatives, strategic communications, and qualitative research. Prior to initiating her firm, Pozo Fileti served as Division Director for major health systems in the East coast and the Midwest. Her responsibilities included direct oversight of nutrition, health, and wellness programs, including specialized education for physicians and allied professionals. Pozo Fileti has represented the American Dietetic Association (ADA) as national speaker, adjunct and experienced media spokesperson. Pozo Fileti received her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Dayton in Ohio, and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University. Cecilia holds postgraduate certifications in several subspecialty areas of practice. As an author and contributor to the field, she has received various national awards. Pozo Fileti is the founder and past president of several organizations including LAHIDAN and Latinos Unidos, a local community service organization. As a leader representing ADA, she served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Legislative and Public Policy Committee, as well as other committees. She serves on the Advisory Board of the American Council for Food and Nutrition and provides strategic services for a variety of organizations focused on closing gaps in health disparities.


2010 Student FNCE® Scholarship Recipient

Amanda Longoria

Amanda is our first student scholarship recipient. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed a double major in Nutrition (BS) and Plan II Honors (BA). She is the president of the Texas Student Dietetic Association, vice president of external affairs of the University of Texas at Austin’s Student Dietetic Association, and is currently an intern at the University of Texas at Austin’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Amanda’s capstone thesis project for the Plan II Honors Program was titled Everything’s Bigger in Texas: An Action Plan to Reduce Texas Elementary School Children’s Expanding Waistlines. This project cemented her passion for child nutrition, and she aspires to work with children to help them establish life-long healthy eating habits