CHICAGO, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, has appointed five registered dietitian nutritionists to three-year terms as media spokespeople and reappointed eight spokespeople to another term.
The Academy's national volunteer spokesperson network consists of 30 registered dietitian nutritionists who conduct thousands of nutrition and healthful eating interviews on behalf of the Academy each year with print, broadcast and online media.
As registered dietitian nutritionists, Academy spokespeople are the food and nutrition experts. They have fulfilled rigorous educational and practice requirements, including at least a bachelor's degree (most spokespeople hold advanced degrees), completed a supervised practice program and passed a national registration examination — in addition to maintaining continuing education requirements for recertification.
The following registered dietitian nutritionists have been appointed as new Academy spokespeople for 2020-2023. Their term begins June 1:
The Academy has also reappointed eight spokespeople for 2020-2023:
More information on the Academy and its spokespeople, including full biographies and headshots, can be found in the Academy's downloadable 2020-2021 Media Guide.
Journalists seeking photos or interviews with Academy Spokespeople can call 800/877-1600, ext. 1743, or email [email protected].
Representing more than 100,000 credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy at www.eatright.org.
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