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Food for Life Training: Presenters

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Neal D. Barnard, M.D.

Dr. Barnard is the president and founder of the Physicians Committee. He is a nutrition researcher and author of 15 books and many scientific articles on nutrition and health. He directs numerous innovative campaigns to promote healthy eating and is a rigorous opponent of unethical research practices.

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Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D.

Susan Levin is the director of nutrition education at the Physicians Committee. She researches and writes about plant-based diets and reduced risk of chronic diseases. She also addresses the need for nutrition guidelines that reflect the Physicians Committee’s New Four Food Groups. She teaches nutrition and health classes to participants in clinical studies exploring links between diet and diabetes.

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Cameron Wells, R.D., M.P.H.

Cameron Wells is a dietitian at the Physicians Committee. She has a background in disease prevention and has worked on several clinical trials. She previously worked as a bariatric dietitian by providing comprehensive nutrition support in the clinical setting.

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Meghan Jardine, M.S., M.B.A., R.D., L.D., C.D.E.

Meghan Jardine is the associate director of diabetes nutrition education at the Physicians Committee. As a diabetes educator and nutritionist, she works to develop education programs on the health benefits of plant-based nutrition.

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Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C.-ADM, C.D.E., F.A.A.N.P.

Caroline Trapp is the director of diabetes education and care at the Physicians Committee. She manages a variety of diabetes prevention and reversal initiatives, including the development and distribution of resources for consumers and health care providers. She creates continuing medical education programs and patient education materials for health care professionals. She is also a nurse practitioner specializing in the care of people with diabetes at Premier Internists in Southfield, Mich.

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Dawnyel Pryor, Director of Educational Programs and Marketing

Dawnyel Pryor manages the Food for Life nutrition and cooking class program, supervising the affiliates located around the world. She also manages the marketing of the organization’s continuing education events and the Food for Life program.

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Sabrina Ritacco, Food for Life Program Coordinator

Sabrina Ritacco is the main point of contact for programmatic and administrative details related to carrying out the Food for Life program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a master’s in Food Culture & Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. She joined the Physicians Committee in 2013.

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Dania DePas, Communications Manager

Dania DePas works in media relations at the Physicians Committee, making sure our nutrition and research initiatives are in the forefront of the media. With a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism, she is trained as an on-air talent. She also has experience in public speaking and taught public speaking and business communication courses as an adjunct professor at East Carolina University.

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Katherine Lawrence, Food for Life Instructor

Katherine Lawrence became a Food for Life instructor in 2008 following a serious medical prognosis that prompted her to change her diet. Through studying nutrition and the effects of food on the body, she was able to heal herself within months and has been helping family and friends achieve greater health ever since. She has taught more than 3,000 Food for Life students in Texas.  

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Wendy Manfredi, Vitamix Marketing Programs Manager

Wendy Manfredi has been thoroughly trained on using Vitamix equipment to prepare healthful, whole-food meals quickly and easily. She has been involved in recipe testing and training with Vitamix for more than 12 years and is comfortable and qualified to instruct others on how to use the equipment to prepare a variety of low-fat, vegan recipes including whole-fruit smoothies, vegetable soups, fresh-fruit sorbets, nut butters, and nut milks.

 

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Ana Perez, Saladmaster Marketing Manager

Ana Perez has worked closely with the Physicians Committee as a part of Saladmaster’s sponsorship since 2010. She has been involved as a presenter in past training courses and helps to answer the How? of low-fat, plant-based cooking by teaching people how to prepare healthy and delicious meals using the right equipment and techniques. She is also involved in managing Saladmaster’s social media platforms and new recipe website that feature information on nutritional cooking and healthy living without giving up on taste.

 



 

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