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Carolyn Schindler Sparks

Carolyn Schindler Sparks, American nutritionist. Registered dietitian. Named one of Outstanding Young Women of America, 1977, Volunteer of Year, Wayne County chapter American Diabetes Association, 1985.

Background

  • Sparks, Carolyn Schindler was born on June 23, 1943 in New Martinsville, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of David Herbert and Margaret Catherine (Snodgrass) Sparks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition, Kent State University, 1965. Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University, 1968.

    Career

    • Nutrition consultant North Carolina State Board Health, Raleigh, 1968-1981. Maternal, child health nutrition consultant North Carolina Division Health Services, 1981-1983, nutrition program consultant, 1983-1989, North Carolina Department Environmental Health and Natural Resources, since 1989. Adjunct clinical instructor East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, since 1986.

    Major achievements

    • Registered dietitian.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    President Wayne County chapter American Diabetes Association, Goldsboro, North Carolina, 1980-1982. Member administrative board St. Paul Methodist Church, Goldsboro, 1981-1987. Member North Carolina Public Health Association (president 1977, Outstanding Service award 1977), Eastern North Carolina District Dietetic Association (president 1977-1978), North Carolina Dietetic Association (president 1984-1985, Member of the Year award 1988).

    Personality

    Interests

    Sewing, cake decorating, needle work.

    Connections

    • Married Glen Byrd Sparks, April 1972. Children: Donald Ray, Joy Lynn.
    • father: David Herbert Sparks
    • mother: Margaret Catherine (Snodgrass) Sparks
    • spouse: Glen Byrd Sparks
    • children: Donald Ray Sparks
    • Joy Lynn Sparks
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