Boca Raton Resident Lucille Beseler to Speak at the United Nations
By: Michael Demyan
Boca Raton resident and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics president Lucille Beseler will be speaking at the International Day of Women and Girls in Science commemoration at the United Nations in New York on Feb. 10.
This will be the second annual commemoration of the day and this year’s theme will be “Gender Science and Sustainable Development: The Impact of Media.” The U.N. will take thoughts and ideas from the meeting and incorporate them into a policy which will empower women and girls in science.
Beseler will be discussing how important it is for women and girls to be contributing to science and pursuing careers in STEM. She will also talk about her childhood and what it took for her to reach where she is today.
Since the media is included in the theme of the U.N. meeting, there will also be discussion on how women role models in science are crucial for those who have an interest in the field.
Beseler’s mom was the role model for both her and her sister and some people may not have that strong family support. If the media portrays more women in the spotlight, she believes it can serve as a boost of confidence to the young women pursuing those careers.
Beseler is a strong advocate of nutrition and established the Family Nutrition Center of South Florida in 1991, which provides consultations and nutrition services to community organizations and hospitals. She also owns Bill It! MNT, a company which allows for corporations to receive nutrition reimbursement opportunities.
Since Beseler has dedicated her life to health and nutrition, in addition to speaking about science as a whole, she will will also talk to the audience regarding the importance of both men and women continuing to pursue those careers in order to continue striving for solutions to problems caused by poor nutrition.
The ultimate goal of the meeting and the international holiday is to highlight the importance of women in science and to show women that they have the capabilities to do great things in that field.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is recognized on Saturday, Feb. 11.