• Project Team

    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:

    Workgroup Members

    • Ivis t.Forrester-Anderson, PhD, RD, Chair
    • Yvonne D. Greer,MPH, RD, CD, CLC
    • Diane A. Longstreet, PhD, MPH, RD, LD/N
    • Lorraine E. Matthews, MS, RD, LDN
    • Sandra K. Parker, CDE, RD
    • Joan M. Thomas, MS, RD
    • Nancy J. Bates, DrPH, CHES (resigned)

    Project Manager

    • Tami Piemonte, MS, RD, LD/N

    Lead Analysts

    • Kyle Thompson, MS, RD, CSG, CD, CNSD

    Evidence Analysts

    • Andrea Hutchins, PhD, RD
    • Stephanie Allshouse, MS, RD
    • Julieann Anderson, MPH, RD, LD
    • Alison Dvorak,MS, RD, CDN
    • Tatyana El-Kour, MS, RD
    • Karma Marino, PhD, MPH, RD
    • Megan Neumann, MS, RD, LDN
    • Jen Nickelson, PhD, RD
    • Judy Porcari, MBA, MS, RD
    • Hope Paul, MS, RD, CDE, CNSC
    • Ashley Robinson, MS, RD, LD
    • LeeAnn Smith, MPH, RD
    • Valaree Williams, MS, RD, LDN

    Academy Staff

    • Deborah Cummins, PhD
    • Kari Kren, MPH, RD, LD
    • Esther Myers, PhD, RD
    • Marla Richards, MS, RD, LDN
    • Joan Schwaba, MS, RD, LDN

    Financial Contributors

    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.


    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts.