Barbara Mathis Prather, a registered dietitian and adjunct professor at the University of Utah, has received the American Dietetic Association Medallion Award.

The award honors individuals who have shown dedication to the high standards of the dietetic profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied fields.Prather accepted the honor at the association's 71st annual meeting, held recently in San Francisco.

Prather was honored for her work in educating diabetics, especially children, about living a healthful lifestyle with their disease. She has been a leader in the American Diabetes Association and has trained many health care workers in diabetic treatment.