Academy Spokesperson Schedule

Interested in a certain topic? Academy Spokespeople are available for interviews by appointment and may be located in the Press Room (Room 109-B).

Sunday, October 27

9 – 10 a.m.

Wesley Delbridge, RDN

  • Children’s Nutrition
  • Education Technology
  • Food Allergies
  • Health Education
  • School Meals

Amy Kimberlain, RD, LD/N, CDE

  • Children’s Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Disease Prevention
  • Latino Nutrition
  • Vegetation Nutrition

10 – 11 a.m.

Alicia Romano, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition and Fitness

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE, FAND

  • Autism/Development Disorders
  • Children’s Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Gluten Intolerance
  • Sports Nutrition and Fitness

11 a.m. – Noon

Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN, HHC

  • Gastrointestinal Nutrition
  • Gluten Intolerance
  • Herbal Remedies and Botanicals
  • Holistic, Integrative and Alternative Nutrition
  • Supplements and Vitamins

Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

  • Culinary/Chef
  • Food Preparation and Meal Planning
  • Food Safety
  • Healthful Shopping
  • Obesity and Weight Management

Noon – 1 p.m.

Kristi King, MPH, RDN, LD, CNSC

  • Adolescent Nutrition
  • Children’s Nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Wellness Nutrition

1 – 2 p.m.

Melissa Majumdar, MS, RD, CSOWM, LDN

  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • Sports Nutrition and Fitness
  • Stress and Emotional Eating
  • Weight Loss

Cordialis Msora-Kasago, MA, RDN

  • African-American Nutrition
  • Cultural Foods/ Cultural Competency
  • Disease Prevention
  • Food Safety
  • International Nutrition

2 – 3 p.m.

Angel Planells, MS, RDN, CD, FAND

  • Aging and Nutrition
  • Behavior and Lifestyle Modification
  • Elderly Nutrition/Gerontology
  • Men’s Nutrition
  • Obesity and Weight Management

Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

  • African-American Nutrition
  • Disease Prevention
  • Food Insecurity
  • Men’s Nutrition
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Nutrition

3 – 4 p.m.

Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO

  • Cancer Nutrition
  • Herbal Remedies and Phytochemicals
  • Holistic, Integrative and Functional Nutrition
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Nutrition

Kristen Smith, MS, RD, LD

  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • Family Nutrition
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • Recipe Development and Makeovers
  • Weight Loss

4 – 5 p.m.

Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN

  • Behavior and Lifestyle Modifications
  • Children’s Nutrition
  • Food Labels/Label Reading
  • Healthful Shopping
  • Nutrition Education for Consumers

Sandra Arévalo, MPH, RDN, CDN, CLC, CDE, FAND

  • Breast Feeding
  • Community Nutrition/Public Health
  • Cultural Foods/Cultural Competency
  • Diabetes
  • Food Insecurity

Monday, October 28

9 – 10 a.m.

Jerlyn Jones, MS, MPA, RDN, LD, CLT

  • Cardiovascular Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Food Insecurity
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Obesity and Weight Management

Malina Malkani, MS, RDN, CDN

  • Behavior and Lifestyle Modification
  • Family Nutrition
  • Food Preparation and Meal Planning
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • Recipe Development and Makeovers

10 – 11 a.m.

Rahaf Al Bochi, RDN, LDN

  • Diabetes
  • Disease Prevention
  • Mindful/Intuitive Eating
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • Wellness Nutrition

Yasi Ansari, MS, RD, CSSD

  • Disease Prevention
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Sports Nutrition and Fitness
  • Wellness Nutrition
  • Women’s Nutrition

11 a.m. – Noon

Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDE, FAND

  • Diabetes
  • Food Allergies
  • Mindful/Intuitive Eating
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Nutrition

Jennifer Bruning, MS, RDN, LDN

  • Cultural Foods/Cultural Competency
  • Diet Trends
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Mindful/Intuitive Eating
  • Recipe Development and Makeovers

Noon – 1 p.m.

Sonya Angelone, MS, RDN, CLT

  • Behavior and Lifestyle Modification
  • Cardiovascular Nutrition
  • Food Allergies
  • Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity and Weight Management

1 – 2 p.m.

Angela Lemond, RDN, LD, CSP

  • Behavior and Lifestyle Modification
  • Children’s Nutrition
  • Family Nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal Nutrition
  • Obesity and Weight Management

Whitney Linsenmeyer , PhD, RD, LD

  • Culinary/Chef
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mindful/Intuitive Eating
  • Research Review and Analysis
  • Transgender Nutrition

2 – 3 p.m.

Isabel Maples, MEd, RDN

  • Calcium
  • Children’s Nutrition
  • Family Nutrition
  • Food Preparation and Meal Planning
  • Food Safety

Nancy Z. Farrell Allen, MS, RDN, FAND

  • Eating Disorders/Nutritional Psychotherapy
  • Food Allergies
  • Food Labels/Label Reading
  • Legislation and Policy Issues
  • Natural and Organically Grown Foods

3 – 4 p.m.

Torey Armul, MS, RD, LD

  • Family Nutrition
  • Maternal and Prenatal Nutrition
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • Sports Nutrition and Fitness
  • Stress and Emotional Eating

4 – 5 p.m.

Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD

  • Aging and Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition/Public Health
  • Dietetic Licensure
  • Epidemiology (Research Review & Analysis)
  • International Nutrition