Midwest Dairy Association

Registered Dietitians

Need a registered dietitian expert on dairy science, child nutrition or dairy’s health benefits? Midwest Dairy Council’s registered dietitians can provide interviews, sound bites and answers to your dairy nutrition questions. Click on the names below to view the full biographies of our local spokespeople.



Stephanie Cundith - Nutrition Spokesperson and Communications Manager

Stephanie Cundith, MS, RD, LD

Nutrition Spokesperson and Communications Manager

Stephanie Cundith is a registered dietitian and Nutrition Spokesperson and Communications Manager for the Midwest Dairy Council, where she provides scientific, accurate and practical information on the benefits of dairy nutrition. She conducts television, print and radio interviews across Midwest Dairy’s ten-state region and serves as a national media spokesperson for the National Dairy Council.

Contact:
316.440.7436
scundith@midwestdairy.com


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Ashley Anderson - Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma

Ashley Anderson, RD, LD

Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma

Ashley Anderson is a Health and Wellness Program Manager for the Midwest Dairy Council, where she is responsible for promoting programs in schools like Fuel Up to Play 60 and serves as a liaison to health professionals and spokeswoman responsible for television, print and radio interviews in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. As a registered and licensed dietitian, Ashley provides accurate, scientific and practical information on the benefits of dairy nutrition.

Contact:
501.778.3722
aanderson@midwestdairy.com


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Robin Brown - Illinois

Robin Brown, RD, LDN

Illinois

Robin Brown is a Director for Health & Wellness at the Midwest Dairy Council, where she serves as a liaison to health professionals in the state of Illinois, and conducts television, print and radio interviews in the Chicago markets. As a registered and licensed dietitian, Robin provides accurate, scientific and practical information on the benefits of dairy nutrition as well as promoting programs such as Fuel Up to Play 60.

Contact:
847.926.7651
rbrown@midwestdairy.com


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Beth Bruck-Upton - Nebraska

Beth Bruck-Upton, MA, RD

Nebraska

Beth Bruck-Upton is a Director of Health and Wellness in Nebraska where she is responsible for promoting programs like Fuel Up to Play 60 in schools and serving as a liaison to health professionals across the state by providing up-to-date health and nutrition research, tools, and resources to support Nebraska residents on the journey to good health. Beth conducts TV, radio, and print media interviews across Nebraska.

Contact:
402.763.9784
bupton@midwestdairy.com


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Char Heer - North Dakota

Char Heer, LRD

North Dakota

Char Heer is a Health and Wellness Program Manager with Midwest Dairy Council. Char is responsible for promoting programs like Fuel Up To Play 60 in schools, sharing nutrition education resources with health professionals and keeping North Dakota dairy farmers informed of the numerous dairy promotion programs and projects.

Contact:
701.782.4154
cheer@midwestdairy.com


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Whitney Jerman - South Dakota

Whitney Jerman, MS, RD, LN

South Dakota

Whitney Jerman is a Health and Wellness Program Manager for Midwest Dairy Council where she promotes programs like Fuel Up to Play 60 in schools and serves as a liaison to health professionals in South Dakota.  She is also a spokesperson for Midwest Dairy Council conducting television, print and radio interviews. As a registered and licensed dietitian, Whitney provides accurate, scientific and practical information on the benefits of dairy nutrition.

Contact:
605.224.9788
wjerman@midwestdairy.com


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Alexandra Larson - Minnesota

Alexandra Larson, MS, RD, LD

Minnesota

Alexandra Larson is a Registered Dietitian and Health and Wellness Program Manager for the Midwest Dairy Council where she serves as a liaison to nutrition professionals in Minnesota. As part of her position, Alex is involved with organizations such as the Second Harvest Heartland, Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Action for Healthy Kids. She provides accurate, scientific and practical information on the benefits of dairy nutrition to help parents and children establish lifelong healthy eating habits. Alex is a spokesperson for Midwest Dairy Council conducting television, print and radio interviews across the state of Minnesota.

Contact:
651.328.3386
alarson@midwestdairy.com


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Jessica Mackey - Eastern Missouri, including St. Louis

Jessica Mackey, MPH, RD, CSP, LD

Eastern Missouri, including St. Louis

Jessica Mackey is a Health and Wellness Program Manager for Midwest Dairy Council where she promotes programs like Fuel Up to Play 60 in schools, and serves as a nutrition liaison to health professionals in Missouri.  She is also a spokesperson for the Midwest Dairy Council conducting television, print, and radio interviews in the St. Louis market. As a registered and licensed dietitian, Jessica provides accurate, scientific, and practical information on the benefits of dairy nutrition.

Contact:
314.449.5005
jmackey@midwestdairy.com


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Marley Sugar - Kansas and Western Missouri

Marley Sugar, RD, LD

Kansas and Western Missouri

Marley Sugar is a Health and Wellness Program Manager in Kansas, where she serves as a liaison to health professionals and is responsible for promoting programs like Fuel Up to Play 60. She is a spokeswoman for Midwest Dairy Council, conducting television, print and radio interviews in the state of Kansas and in the Kansas City metro market. As a registered and licensed dietitian, Marley provides accurate, scientific and practical information on the benefits of dairy nutrition.

Contact:
913.319.7239
msugar@midwestdairy.com


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Erin Thole - Iowa

Erin Thole, MS, RDN, LDN, CPT

Iowa

Erin Thole is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Health and Wellness Program Manager at Midwest Dairy Council in Iowa. She is responsible for Nutrition Affairs by being a liaison to health professionals in Iowa. As part of this position Erin is involved with many organizations such as the Food Bank of Iowa, Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Iowa Food Systems Council, and the Healthiest State Initiative to name several. Erin works closely with these nutrition and medical community throughout the state to educate health professionals, parents and children to help them establish lifelong habits of good nutrition and physical activity.

Contact:
515.965.4625
ethole@midwestdairy.com


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