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Dietitian Spotlight Series


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Ellie Krieger of The Food Network

Interview by Anna Hudgins, nutrition student at Texas A&M University and intern at Nutrition Awareness Ellie Krieger is a nationally-recognized registered dietitian most commonly known for hosting The Food Network show Healthy Appetite. Ellie has had a diverse and impressive career in the nutrition world. Before she was a host she was a professor at New York University…

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Registered Dietitian Jobs Overseas: Kate Campbell in Saipan

This week I get to share with you one of the most interesting Dietitian Spotlight Interviews I’ve ever done! Kate Campbell, RD, CLT, RYT is a dietitian with Commonwealth Healthcare Corp on the small island of Saipan (A US commonwealth near Guam, population around 50,000). Kate was hired to “fix” the dietary department of a hospital…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Maree Ferguson, Founder of Dietitian Connection

This week the Spotlight is on Maree Ferguson, the Founder and Director of Dietitian Connection, a community site connecting dietitians all over the world with one another and a place to share each other’s work, nutrition news and goals while improving the public profile of dietitians everywhere. Maree is a Registered Dietitian and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and…

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Dietitian Spotlight Series: Lisa Musician of Food Allergy Dietitian, Inc.

This week the Spotlight is on Lisa Musician, a Northeastern Pennsylvania RD with expertise in the area of food allergies. She is the Founder and President of Food Allergy Dietitian, Inc. where she marries her personal and professional experience helping those with food allergies maintain a healthy and balanced diet while avoiding the food allergen(s) and…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Livia Ly, Brazilian-Trained RD and Masters Student at The University of Chicago

In this week’s Spotlight, I interviewed Livia Ly, a dietitian trained in São Paulo, Brazil where she was born and raised. Lyvia is now living in the U.S. and in her final semester of a master’s degree program in nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lyvia moved to Chicago in 2008 with her husband and…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Lindsey Pine, Hospitality RD for the University of Southern California

This week the spotlight is on Lindsey Pine MS, RD, CSSD, the registered dietitian for University of Southern California Hospitality. Her education includes a culinary degree from Seattle Central Community College, a bachelors degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management from San Diego State University and a masters in Nutritional Science from Cal State LA. Lindsey…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Meghan Ames, Clinical Research Nutritionist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

This week I’m interviewing Meghan Ames, a clinical research nutritionist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a fellow member of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetics Practice Group (NEDPG). When I happened to see her job title, it piqued my interest and I wanted to learn more about what being a clinical research nutritionist is really…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Gemma Critchley, Senior Research and Development for Vitaflo International

I’ve been following Gemma Critchley through her blog, Dietitian Without Borders, where she writes about her traveling adventures (she just recently returned from a month long trip to Peru), shares delicious recipes and strives to cut through all the nutrition nonsense you find online, to make sense of research and evidence then put it into practice. When Gemma agreed…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Carlene Thomas of Healthfully Ever After

This week I’m excited to be featuring a dietitian who has really found her niche. Carlene Thomas, owner of Healthfully Ever After, LLC, focuses on helping brides get healthier before their weddings by teaching them sustainable, healthy practices that will last beyond saying “I do.” Carlene also works as a nutrition consultant and blogger, specializing in food…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: From Fashion to Passion – Meet Author, Blogger, & Nutrition Coach Sarah Koszyk

This week the Spotlight is on Sarah Koszyk, former fashion-preneur gone dietitian, author, social media manager and blogger. First Sarah, give us a little background on how you got where you are today. I originally graduated from college and started my own fashion company with my partner while also doing project management on the side….


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Ginger Hultin, Chicago-Based Nutrition Writer and Integrative Oncology Specialist

This week I’m putting the spotlight on Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, LDN. Ginger is a freelance writer and blogger based in Chicago, Illinois. She works for the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, where she specializes in whole-food plant-based nutrition and supplementation. Ginger is also the President for the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is very…

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Dietitian Spotlight Series: Allison Parker, Grocery Store RD

This week the spotlight is on Allison Parker, MS, RD, LDN, a registered and licensed dietitian for Mariano’s, a Roundy’s brand grocery store. I was excited about to interview Allison because I’ve always been curious about the role of dietitians in retail and grocery stores. Read on to discover more about what her job entails, how Allison got…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Joey Gochnour, Nutrition and Fitness Professional, LLC

After a short hiatus from the Dietitian Spotlight series, this week we are back with a bang interviewing Joey Gochnour, BS, BS, MEd, RDN, LD, NASM-CPT, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Personal Trainer and CEO of Nutrition and Fitness Professional, LLC. Joey, first tell us a little about what you currently do and what path you took to…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Niki Strealy, The Diarrhea Dietitian

For this week’s spotlight, I’m featuring Niki Strealy, RDN, LD, an experienced dietitian, author and mom of five who has no problem talking about poop. She specializes in gastrointestinal disorders and provides outpatient counseling for people suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), post-surgical complications, constipation and what she…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Digna Cassens of Cassens Associates

It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means… another Dietitian Spotlight Series! This week I’m featuring Digna Cassens, MHA, RDN. She is the founder and sole proprietor of Cassens Associates – Diversified Nutrition Management Systems operating out of Southern California. Cassens Associates offers management services, nutrition counseling and medical nutritional therapy services to long-term care, assisted living…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Dina Garcia of Vida Nutrition

This week I would like to introduce you to Dina Garcia, RD, LDN, owner of Vida Nutrition, LLC, a private nutrition practice based out of Miami, FL and In Touch Wellness Solutions, a very unique wellness business. With In Touch, Dina helps dietitians and wellness professionals stay connected to their clients with once daily WELLspiration text messages.  By keeping…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Linda S. Eck Mills, Career and Life Coach, International Speaker and Author

I’m very excited to introduce to you this week’s RDN in the spotlight: Linda S. Eck Mills, MBA, RDN, LDN, FADA. Linda has had an impressive career in dietetics (to put it mildly) which has allowed her to share her love of nutrition with countless people and work in vastly different occupations: from correctional facilities to food equipment manufacturers, through teaching, writing, speaking and starting her…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Krista Ulatowski, Former PR Strategist turned RD

This week the Spotlight is on Krista Ulatowski, MPH, RD, a consultant dietitian with her hands in many fields– from weight management to menu development and marketing in between. This former public relations strategist shares how she discovered her true calling surrounded by barrels of beer, her love for real food, thoughts on GMOs, career aspirations…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Bonnie R. Giller, Certified Diabetes Educator and Intuitive Eating Counselor

For this week’s Dietitian Spotlight Series, I interviewed a successful entrepreneur/RD with two specialties, diabetes and intuitive eating, who has been able to fuse them together in her business, BRG Dietetics & Nutrition, P.C. Read on to learn more about intuitive eating and how this break-through strategy can help you and your clients break the diet-cycle, how…


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Angela Grassi, PCOS Expert

Angela Grassi, MS, RDN, LDN is an internationally known nutrition and health expert on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Named one of the Top 10 Incredible RDs Making a Difference by Today’s Dietitian magazine, Angela is the go-to nutritionist for women with PCOS. She provides nutrition consultations in person, phone or online to women around the…

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