Wiggins Named One of Time’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care

Style Magazine Newswire | 10/31/2018, 8:07 p.m.
Betti Wiggins, HISD’s officer of Nutrition Services, is no stranger to accolades. She was previously featured in a PBS special ...
Betti Wiggins

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Betti Wiggins, HISD’s officer of Nutrition Services, is no stranger to accolades. She was previously featured in a PBS special and her work was also recognized by General Mills, who gave her a Wheaties box emblazoned with her photograph. Most recently, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018. This year was the first time the magazine compiled the Health Care 50 list, asking “a team of health editors and reporters to nominate people who significantly changed the state of U.S. health care” and evaluating their work “on key factors, including originality, impact, and quality,” according to TIME Magazine’s website. The list was divided into four separate categories: public health, treatments, cost, and technology. Wiggins was recognized for her impact on the public health sector, specifically her child nutrition efforts in Detroit and here at HISD.