Writers for the Chronicle, East Bay Express and SF Weekly all received first-place awards from the Association of Food Journalists for her story on the challenges of following the federal dietary guidelines. Bay Area winners include:

    Michael Bauer of the Chron took second place in Restaurant Criticism;
    • The Chron’s Carol Ness won a first place award in the category Food News Reporting;
    • The East Bay Express’s Jonathan Kauffman won a first place for restaurant criticism;
    • Ron Russell of the SF Weekly won a first place for Food News Reporting.
    • Chron Staff photographer Craig Lee took third place in both studio food photography and nonstudio food photography;
    • Chron Food Editor Miriam Morgan won second place in the Special Section category for an issue devoted to 100 summer food ideas;
    • Critic Bill Addison, a new addition to the Chronicle staff, took second place for his restaurant critiques published in Atlanta’s Creative Loafing newsweekly;
    • Julie Kaufmann of the Mercury News won a third-place award for Best Newspaper Food Section;
    Carolyn Jung of the Merc received a third-place award for Food News Reporting;
    • Aleta Watson of the Merc took second place for restaurant criticism, and
    Tom Sietsema, formerly of the Chron, took first place in Restaurant Criticism for The Washington Post.
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