(Springfield, Mo.) – Missouri State University awarded Lauren Whaley the “Community Engagement Intern of the Year Award” for her work in organizing and analyzing metabolic and nutrition data that was collected from fifty one drivers that enrolled in Prime’s ground-breaking and award-winning Driver Health and Fitness (DHF) program. Prime was also recognized for their participation in the first year of MSU’s very successful Dietetic Internship program.
“Ms. Whaley’s respect for scientific principles was reflected in the organizing and reporting methods she created herself and used to produce accurate analysis,” said DHF Director Siphiwe Baleka. “Her work has helped to establish perhaps the most extensive, nutritional study of commercial truck driver over-the-road eating habits ever done and will provide knowledge about driver nutrition that the industry does not currently possess.” Ms. Whaley said, “I have learned a lot from this rotation. Before working with you and Prime, Inc. I only knew the bare minimum about truck driving and the actual effects of the road. The men and women in my profession can only speculate due to it being a whole other world.”
Hillary Roberts, Dietetic Internship Director and Senior Instructor at the Biomedical Sciences Department at MSU commented, “It is hard to place Lauren in one nomination category, as she meets the criterion for all three!”
Posted on May 10, 2013
by Prime Inc.