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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Ginger Carney is from Memphis, Tennessee, completing her Bachelors degree in Dietetics and Dietetic internship at the University of Tennessee, and her Masters of Public Health at the University of Memphis. Her career has been as both a pediatric dietitian and a lactation consultant in childrens hospitals. She currently is the Director of Clinical Nutrition & Lactation at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis. She is an RDN and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has been honored as a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Gingers passion is the promotion and support of breastfeeding. She has been active locally, state-wide, and nationally serving in professional organizations and boards focusing on the promotion of breastfeeding. Her work includes contributions to both lay and professional publications relatied to breastfeeding, including book chapters in Krauses Food and the Nutrition Care Process and the Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care. In addition, she is a contributing author in the 2019 Ed. of the Academy’s publication, Infant and Pediatric Feedings.

Academy service includes past-president of her local district organization and she currently serves as President-Elect of the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was previously awarded Member of the Year by the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group and Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Tennessee Academy. Ginger has also served on the board of the PNPG is currently serving on the board for the Womens Health DPG.