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June Faye Riggins House

June Faye Riggins House was American clinical dietitian. Certified diabetes educator. Named One of Outstanding Young Women of America, 1973.


  • House, June Faye Riggins was born on June 2, 1938 in Dickson County, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Omer Carlton and Sarah Cordelyn (Ellis) Riggins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in General Studies, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1960. Master of Science in Human Development and Counseling, Vanderbilt University, 1980.


    • Dietetic intern Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville. Clinical dietitian Vanderbilt University Hospital, 1961-1971. Research dietitian Vanderbilt University School Medicine, 1971-1975.

      Private practice nutrition consultant, 1975-1976. Nutritionist Tennessee Department Public Health, 1976-1983. Clinical dietitian Nashville Memorial Hospital, Madison, 1983-1997, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nashville, 1997—2003.

      Retired, 2003; part time clinical dietitian Veterans Affairs Medical Center, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Certified diabetes educator.


    • Author: Food Acceptance/Attitudes of Elderly, 1974.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Volunteer March of Dimes, Nashville, American Diabetes Association. Chairman Tennessee Board Dietitian/Nurtionist Examiners, 1987-1993. President board examiners dietitians and nutritionist licensure State of Tennessee, 1987-1993.

    Member American Dietetic Association (Mead Johnson award for Advanced Graduate Education 1979), Tennessee Dietetic Association (president 1986-1987, Outstanding Dietitian of Year), Mid Tennessee Diabetes Association (board directors 1987), Nashville District Dietetic Association (Outstanding Dietitian of Year 1986).



    Sewing, gardening, pets, restoration of home.


    • Married Kenneth Neil House, June 5, 1959 (deceased May 1997). Children: Christopher Neil, Jennifer Leigh.
    • father: Omer Carlton Riggins
    • mother: Sarah Cordelyn (Ellis) Riggins
    • spouse: Kenneth Neil House
    • children: Christopher Neil House
    • Jennifer Leigh House
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