• Project Team (2007)

    The following individual contributed their valuable time and expertise on this project:

    Workgroup Memberes

    • Christina W. Biesemeier, MS, RD, LD, FADA, LDN, Co-Chair
    • Laura G. Elliott, MPH, RD, CSO, LD, Co-Chair
    • Carol B. Frankmann, MS, RD, LD, CNSD
    • Dianne E. Kiyomoto, RD, CSO
    • Kimberly Robien, PhD, RD, FADA, CNSD
    • Denise Snyder, MS, RD, LDN
    • Sandra Luthringer, RD, LDN (resigned)

    Project Manager

    • Tami A. Piemonte, MS, RD, LDN

    Lead Analyst

    • Jeanene J. Fogli, MS, RD, LD
    • Mary Katherine 'Kathy' Hoy, EdD, RD
    • Maureen B. Huhmann, MS, RD
    • Marianne Grndon, RD, LD
    • Lori A. Neighbors, MS, RD
    • Joanne Spahn, MS, RD, FADA
    • Kyle L. Thompson, MS, RD, CD
    • Toni M. Tucker, MA, RD

    Evidence Analysts

    • Sheila M. Campbell, PhD, RD, LD
    • Amanda G. Carlson, MS, RD
    • Lisa Davis, MS, RD
    • Erica R. Dean, MS,RD, LD
    • Debby Demory-Luce, PhD, RD, LD
    • Suzanne W. Dixon, MPH, MS, RD
    • Mable L. Everette, PhD, MPH, RD, FADA
    • Suzanne Brodney-Folse, PhD, RD
    • Cynthia M. Goody, PhD, RD, LD
    • Christina M. Kearns, MS, RD
    • Lori L. Kundra, MS, RD, LDn
    • Jeannine B. Mills, MS, RD, LD
    • Jennifer k. Nelson, MS, RD
    • Donna Perisee McFarlane, MD
    • Felicia L. Roccchi, PhD, MEd, RD, LDN
    • Catherine B. Scanlon, MS, RD, LD
    • Janet G. Yarrow, MS, RD


    • Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA
    • Jo Ann Carson, PhD, RD, LD
    • Nancy M. Copperman, MS, RD
    • Rachael c. Drabot, MPH, CNSD, RD, LD
    • David Frankenfield,MS, RD
    • M. Patricia Fuhrman, MS, RD, LD, FADA
    • Gretchen M. Garlow, RD, CNSD
    • Jennifer C. Graf, MS, RD
    • Ken Hance, PhD
    • Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD, CDE, CLS
    • Sue Ken, MS, RD, LD
    • Greta . Macaire, RD
    • Kathleen C. Niedert, MBA, RD, CSG, LD, FADA
    • Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD
    • Christine G. Salaita, MS, RD
    • Harold Seifried, PhD
    • Marge Whitman, MS, AOCNS, RN

    Academy Staff

    • Deborah Cummins, PhD
    • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
    • Esther F. Myers, PhD, RD

    Financial Contributors

    • Novartis
    • 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.