Dev honored for unique contributions

Dipti Dev receives Dinsdale Family Faculty Award
Dipti Dev (middle) receives Dinsdale Family Faculty Award

Dev honored for unique contributions

01 Dec 2017    By Katie Ballue

Dipti Dev, Betti and Richard Robinson Professorship of Early Childhood in Extension and Assistant Professor and Child Health Behaviors Extension Specialist, was awarded the Dinsdale Family Faculty Award at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Annual Awards Luncheon on December first.

The Dinsdale Family Faculty Award recognizes a non-tenure faculty member that demonstrates creativity and excellence through teaching, research, and outreach. Dev has contributed in multiple ways as an Extension Specialist in child heath behaviors. Her current project, Healthy Eating in Child Care: An Interactive Provider’s Curriculum for Feeding Preschool-Aged Children focuses on child care providers outside the home and how they impact the dietary eating patterns of children.

Dev’s research zeroes in on the ways children are fed, what is offered, and what language is used by child care providers. She has shown ingenuity while developing programs that create educational opportunities and innovative feeding strategies that inform and equip adult caregivers. Her goal is to “help children develop long-term healthy eating behaviors and prevent childhood obesity.”

For more information on Dev’s research, visit

Child, Youth and Family Studies