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Ardis Stern Beckner

Ardis Stern Beckner, American Nutrition specialist, educator. Registered dietition, California; certified diabetes educator, lactation educator, California; certified adaptive and Alpine ski instructor Professional Ski Instrs. American.


Beckner, Ardis Stern was born on January 15, 1935 in Gillett, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Herman G. and Marie Adam (Kopitzke) Stern.


Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, Andrews University, 1955. Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Andrews University, 1959. Master of Science in Nutrition, Loma Linda University, 1963.


Elementary school teacher, American Teachers Association, Gobles, Michigan, 1956-1958;junior high school home economics teacher, American Teachers Association, Berrien Springs, Michigan, 1958-1959;home economics fellow, Andrews U., Berrien Springs, 1959-1960;clinical dietition, White Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles, 1961-1964;metabolic genetic dietition, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, 1964-1967;metabolic genetic dietition, Loma Linda (California) U. Hospital, 1969-1976;clinical dietetics and metabolic nutritionist, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Fontana, California, since 1976. Part-time assistant professor nutrition School Public Health, Loma Linda (California)U., since 1996. Part-time instructor Mount San Jacinto College, Gillman Hot Springs, California, 1967-1969.

Consultant in field.


Investigator, leader, counselor pathfinder clubs Seventh Day Adventist Church, Loma Linda, 1974-1984. Instructor California Handicapped Sports and Recreation Association, Big Bear, since 1989, volunteer instructor Bear Mountain Adaptive Ski School. Volunteer, member news and information committee National Forest Service, since 1992.

Member American Dietetic Association, American Association Diabetes Educators.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: outdoor sports, avid backpacker/mountain climbing, photography, skiier, naturalist.


Married William G. Beckner, December 24, 1961 (divorced). Children: Robert M., Cheryl S. Married Lloyd M. Eggebrecht, January 1992.