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Dietitian Spotlight Series: Janice Newell Bissex of Meal Makeover Moms

Interview by Anna Hudgins, Nutrition Awareness Intern Registered dietitian Janice Newell Bissex is best known for being the co-creator of the popular website Meal Makeover Moms. As a lead expert on family nutrition, her goal is to transform homestyle favorites by adjusting recipes to create healthier options. Janice and her partner Liz Weiss (also a dietitian) have written two…   Read More»

Dietitian Spotlight Series: Andy Bellatti, Co-founder of Dietitians for Professional Integrity

Andy Bellatti believes in helping others achieve better health through food and educating the public on nutritional knowledge that is not corrupted by the food industry. He is the entrepreneur behind Andy Bellatti Nutrition and the co-founder of Dietitians for Professional Integrity. His blog Small Bites is research-driven, focusing on popular, sometimes controversial nutrition topics and the science behind…   Read More»

Dietitian Spotlight Series: Toby Amidor, Author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

Interview by Anna Hudgins, nutrition student at Texas A&M University and intern at Nutrition Awareness. This week the spotlight is on entrepreneur Toby Amidor MS, RD, CDN. Toby has over 15 years of experience in nutrition and has established herself as one of the Tri-State Area’s top experts in culinary nutrition, food safety and media. She trained…   Read More»

Dietitian Spotlight Series: Kristina LaRue, Sports Nutrition Consultant

For this week’s Spotlight Series, I’m featuring another dynamic Orlando dietitian! Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD, LDN, works as a sports nutrition consultant to the Orlando Magic and University of Central Florida Athletics under Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting. Kristina also specializes in counseling for weight management, food sensitivities and eating disorders. She appears frequently on Fox35 for guest…   Read More»

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…   Read More»

Dietitian Spotlight Series: Carissa Bealert, Nutrition Expert and TV Personality

While planning for my move back to Orlando, I was searching for other dietitians and food in the area to connect with and came across Carissa Bealert’s site. After reading about her unconventional path to becoming an RD (she started out in broadcast journalism), and her current gig as a RunDisney announcer, I knew I wanted to interview…   Read More»

Registered Dietitian Jobs Abroad: 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…   Read More»

Dietitian Spotlight Series: Lauren Swann of Concept Nutrition, Inc.

This week I interviewed Lauren Swann, MS, RD, LDN, who has been successfully running her own business, Concept Nutrition Inc., since 1990. Read on to find out how Lauren capitalized on a new market need for food labeling and created her own niche market. Lauren, you’ve had quite a few “outside the box” dietitian positions over the years….   Read More»

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…   Read More»

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…   Read More»

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