Celebrating Dietitians during Volunteer Month

To celebrate Cabot’s Centennial, we sought to find dietitians who share in Cabot’s principles of cooperation, commitment to community, and other core values and honor them with the Cabot Community Celebrity Award.   

And the winners are: 

    • Pat Terry (Alabama) 
    • Toni Bowman (DC) 
    • David Trinkle (Florida) 
    • Serena Ball (Illinois) 
    • Amanda Hege (Kentucky) 
    • Theresa Stahl (Maryland) 
    • Cary Skelton (Missouri) 
    • Jamie Pepper (New Jersey) 
    • Sarah Fine (New Jersey) 
    • Manju Karkare (North Carolina) 
    • Heidi Hetzler (Rhode Island) 
    • Wanda Koszewski (South Carolina) 

The amazing group of dietitians selected for the Award truly demonstrate a commitment to the profession.   They each give selflessly of their time by volunteering and/or supporting their community through other efforts, programs, and initiatives.  These attributes, together with their actions to promote ‘community spirit’encourage eating local foods, and supporting agriculture within the state, exemplify the values of Cabot’s farm families. 

And one standout has been selected for Cabot’s Community Celebrity Cruise, in September 2019.

Congratulations, Manju Karkare!   


“Volunteering provides a strong connection to my community and gives me a great deal of personal gratitude. My passion for nutrition drives me to give in the areas of hunger and nutrition education… This award exemplifies the role of RDNs beyond the clinics, schools, kitchens, and labs and into the fields, farms, and sources of food.” – Manju Karkare, MS, RDN, CLT, FAND 




Comments (7)

Cary Skelton | April 18, 2019 | 1:23pm

Congratulations to all of you! Keep up the good work in your communities! Have fun on your cruise Manju!!!

Aditya Joshi | April 18, 2019 | 8:03pm

Heartiest Congratulations!!!

Vicki labonte | April 19, 2019 | 10:51am

Keep up the great work . I love that your work is appreciated! Congrats

Adam Abram | April 19, 2019 | 11:22am

Dear Manju, You are a great example to us all! Congratulations on this recognition. I am reminded right now of the many individual actions you have taken to improve other peoples’ lives. Just one small example is always in my mind when I think of you: the many years of meals on wheels deliveries you have made, and the individual check ins that go along with those deliveries. I am very proud to be your friend. Congratulations on this recognition.
Warm regards, Adam Abram

Girija Ayyala | April 21, 2019 | 9:25am

Congratulations Manju !!! Have a wonderful time on the Cruise.

Manju Karkare | April 22, 2019 | 8:39pm

I am touched by all of your responses. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts.

Mary Kate Keith | May 20, 2019 | 9:16am

Manju is a wonderful volunteer and board member at Meals on Meals of Wake County, NC. We so greatly appreciate all she does for our program and the clients we serve. A well-deserved honor! Congratulations!

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