Gloria Bent, MS, RD, CDN It was the patients’ frustration that seemed so striking to Gloria Bent. The year was 1987 and Bent was working at as a dietetic technician, registered at Albert Einstein Hospital
Pamella Vodicka was used to working in the trenches, having notched years of experience as a pediatric clinical dietitian working with chronically ill children and anxious parents. And as an officer with the U.S. Public
“When patients are getting nutrition information from different sources — the Internet, their family and friends — it can be confusing,” says Michele Lites, registered dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition. “It’s nice to
That healthful eating is expensive and traditional cultural practices get in the way of eating right are some of the misconceptions that Doriann Cowan, MS, RD, LD, encounters at the Community Health Coalition in Texas’
Registered dietitian Donna Martin, EdS, RD, LD, SNS, is the school nutrition director in Burke County, Ga. This rural community has among the highest child poverty rates in the United States, according to 2010 U.S.
“Often, when I first meet patients, they can’t look me in the eye,” explains Elizabeth Leong, RD, CDE, founder and director of the Bay Area Diabetes and Wellness Center in Oakland, Calif. “Diabetes is controlling
"It wasn’t long ago that a common perception in the medical field was that Asian-Americans didn’t have many health problems because they were not visiting the public health clinics," says registered dietitian Beverly Gor, EdD,
“Some of these children have never seen vegetables outside of a supermarket,” says Denine Rogers, describing students at Dorsett Shoals Elementary School in Douglasville, Ga. That changed when they brought an abandoned community garden back
Just weeks after 2004’s tsunami disaster in Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and South India, registered dietitian Martha Lynch, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, CNSD, joined healthcare providers from across the country on a humanitarian aid mission.
Lynne R Nachtrieb, RD, is a native Californian who works at Mission Hospital, primarily on the Oncology, Medical, Surgical floors. She has been a clinical dietitian for eight years and just became a Board Certified
Kathryn P. Fink, LD, MS, RD, CSSD “I have fond memories of how my work team pulled together to help take care of all the evacuees,” says registered dietitian Kathryn Fink, who helped coordinate foodservice
Sandy A. Sutton, RD, LDN “Hurricane Katrina made a definite impression on my work ethic and on the value I now place on everyday life,” says registered dietitian Sandy Sutton. “I also see the value of my job more
Sharon Ka’iulani Odom, RD “In Hawaiian culture, food nourishes the body, mind and spirit,” says Sharon Ka’iulani Odom, Roots Project Director, Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Clinic. “Religious and spiritual practices govern planting, harvesting and eating.”
“Volunteering after Hurricane Katrina helped me see the unmet needs of families during disasters,” says registered dietitian Dianne Lollar, MPH, RD, LD, who put her experience as an airplane pilot to use by flying water,