Senior Dietitian Awarded OBE

Senior Dietitian Awarded OBE

A senior dietitian with NHS Forth Valley has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017, for services to dietetics and public health.

Morag MacKellar, AHP Manager (Children’s Services) and Public Health Nutritionist for the Board said she was honoured and humbled to receive the award which came as a real surprise. She said: “I am very proud to be a dietitian and believe this honour recognises not only my own work, but that of the many dietitians and other professionals I have worked with over the years.”

After qualifying as a dietitian in 1975, Morag worked in England for a few years before moving to Forth Valley in 1979. She has held a wide range of roles across the health board area where she has worked as the area dietitian and lead for primary care and community dietetic services. Morag, who is passionate about health improvement, also played a key role in developing NHS Forth Valley’s food policy, the first of its kind in Scotland.  She has also held a number of national roles and is currently chair of Nutrition and Diet Resource (UK), a nutrition information charity.

Morag, who lives in Doune, has worked in many locations across Forth Valley including the former Bellsdyke Hospital, Royal Scottish National Hospital and Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary. She is currently based at Stirling Community Hospital where she has a key role in co-ordinating a wide range of services and support for children across Forth Valley.

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