MHS, RD, LD, is a former national spokeswoman for nutrition and
dietetics for the American Dietetic Association out of the
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She currently
is a clinical pediatric dietitian at Washington University School of
Medicine and at the St. Louis Children's Hospital. She coordinates
the investigation of nutritional prevention of Type 1 diabetes, in a
study known as TRIGR, which is being conducted at the university's
Patient-Oriented Research Unit. She teaches dietetic interns and
speaks frequently on children's nutrition and obesity at convention
sessions involving parents, educators, physicians and various health
She created the hospital's "Head to Toe" adolescent obesity
fitness program and worked with the "Fan Club" 30-week obesity
She was named the Missouri Dietetic Association's 1997 Recognized
Young Dietitian of the Year and the 2004 Missouri Outstanding
Dietitian of the Year. In 2004, she was elected president of the
Missouri Dietetic Association, and later that year she received the
2004 College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Science's
Young Alumni Award from the University of Illinois in
Champaign-Urbana. In 2006, she was named one of the "Most
Influential" therapists by Therapy Times magazine.
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She graduated from the U of I with a bachelor's degree in
dietetics and earned a master's degree in health science from
Washington University. She earned a certificate of training in
childhood and adolescent weight-management from the Commission on
Dietetic Registration in 2003.
At the U of I, she was president of the Student Dietetic
Association (1988-89). In addition to excelling in academics, she
participated in concert band and dance all four years.
She is a 1985 graduate of Mount Pulaski High School, where she
was involved in extracurricular activities such as music, sports,
dance and 4-H.
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