Posts in Culinary
Jonathan Valdez, MBA, RDN, CSG, CDN, CCM, ACE-CPT

What are you passionate about in dietetics?

The growing job opportunities, the various areas a RDN can work, and that the respect for our knowledge is growing (I wish it was faster).

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Drew Hemler, MS, RD, CDN

I work in multiple areas of practice, which is why I love this wonderful profession. I currently work in private practice (telehealth, community nutrition, and food product consulting), academia (higher education), and communications & events management (U.S. state-level A.N.D. affiliate).

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Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN

I found out my Junior year at Binghamton that the profession “Registered Dietitian” existed and that was a “wow moment” for me. I knew what I wanted to do so I immediately signed up for as many science prerequisites that would fit into my schedule and I did not let myself get intimidated, even by organic chemistry! My diverse nutrition background includes clinical, teaching, research, wellness and private practice.  

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Jenna Amos, RD

I started off as a clinical dietitian in a subacute care facility but quickly realized I did not find it rewarding.  Soon after, I started as a retail dietitian working for a grocery store chain.  I loved the exposure to the food industry and how much I learned about products, what was driving customers’ choices and then being able to positively influence food choices right at the point of purchase.  That brought me to my current position at siggi’s dairy.

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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN

I do a salad of things, pun intended! I contribute regularly to 4 national media outlets, give expert quotes to numerous national publications each week, consult on various nutrition and food safety projects, teach at several universities as an adjunct, work as a spokesperson, speaker, and write cookbooks.

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Deanne Segrave-Daly, RD

For the past 9 years, I’ve co-owned a food-focused communications business called Teaspoon Communications with my business partner, Serena Ball. We work with a variety of food companies, PR agencies and commodity groups doing everything from recipes development, to social media outreach, to TV spots to article writing to creating presentations.

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