Food for Life Training: Presenters

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Food for Life Training: Presenters

neal barnard

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.


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.

meghan jardine

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.


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.


Dania DePas, Director of Communications

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.