Pennie Taylor (APD) was recently honoured with the national DAA Young Achiever Award less than 10 years after graduating from the Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics at Flinders University.
Nominated by her peers in the DAA SA-Branch, this award recognises Pennie’s outstanding expertise and leadership in Dietetics. Pennie is leading the development of an international dietary consensus statement for the role of dietetics in bariatric surgery and is also the National Dietitian Representative for the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ). Pennie has facilitated an awareness within the medical profession for the active and ongoing involvement of dietitians in the management of bariatric surgery recipients across Australia and New Zealand as well as facilitated many a bariatric PD session for dietitians.
Pennie’s contribution also extends to the Dietetic profession through mentoring members, contributing to an international dietetic knowledge database (Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition) and presenting at specialist meetings. Until recently Pennie has supported her fellow South Australian dietitians through roles on the South Australian Branch Executive. And on top of all of this, Pennie is currently undertaking her PhD!.