Excellence in Public Health/Community Nutrition Award
April Schetler, MS, RD, FAND
April is a Registered Dietitian and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She holds a Master of Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Coordinated Dietetics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ.
April is the Assistant Vice President of Community Health Engagement at Virtua Health, South Jersey’s largest comprehensive healthcare system. As a nonprofit health system, Virtua is committed to the wellbeing of the community and provides innovative outreach programs that address social challenges affecting health, especially access to nutritious and affordable food. In her role at Virtua, April drives the community engagement strategy which includes leading the award-winning Eat Well food access program which includes the Mobile Farmers Market, Food Farmacy, and Virtua’s newest innovation – The Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store, among many other projects and community-facing initiatives.
April has been teaching nutrition in various settings for over 10 years and enjoys serving as an adjunct professor at Rowan University. Her goal is very simple – to inspire students to see the power of nutrition and its impact on health, wellbeing, and longevity!
April serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors at Cathedral Kitchen, the largest emergency food provider in Camden, NJ. In this volunteer role, April seeks to bring awareness and resources to the Kitchen and is passionate about serving those in need with dignity and respect.
April is a 15-time marathon finisher and self-proclaimed foodie. When not working, you can usually find April running, training in American Kenpo karate or enjoying family adventures with her wife and 7-year-old son!
The purpose of the Excellence in Public Health/Community Nutrition Award is to recognize a member of the Public Health/Community Nutrition DPG who has exhibited outstanding service, dedication and/or innovation to the field.