Stephanie Cundith, MS, RD, LD

About Stephanie Cundith, MS, RD, LD

As a registered dietitian and nutrition spokesperson for Midwest Dairy Council, I work on behalf of dairy farmers to communicate the benefits of dairy nutrition.

I write from the perspective of a working mom who recognizes the challenges families face when sorting out nutrition information and putting healthy foods on the table. Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt - all proven to play a critical role in overall health and development – take center stage in my family’s meal plan. As a runner who always is training for the next big race, I also write from the perspective of an athlete. I understand the important role nutrition plays in fueling an active lifestyle and believe that dairy helps me perform at my best.

My education background may be considered non-traditional in the field of dietetics. I have an undergraduate degree in journalism. After graduation I decided to go back to school to study nutrition and become a dietitian. I joined the Midwest Dairy staff eight years ago. Before that, I worked as a hospital dietitian and a weight management coach.

I'm originally from Pennsylvania, but Kansas has been my home now for more than ten years. Favorite pastimes include traveling east to visit family, cooking, and doing anything outside - especially distance running or chasing after my eleven-year-old son.

Let’s talk more about dairy nutrition, health and fitness! Follow me on Twitter @scundithRD.

Other Posts

Spring Cleaning and Dairy Go Hand in Hand

Posted On March 16th, 2017 by

Put down your mop and scrub brush and pick up some milk, cheese and yogurt; this blog isn’t about spring cleaning your house, it’s about spring cleaning your diet! How so? By tidying up […]

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Look to Dairy for Healthier Eating in the New Year

Posted On January 9th, 2017 by
It’s the New Year, which means many people are focused on improving their eating habits by selecting foods that are not only nutritious, but also clean, meaning they are minimally processed with few ingredients.
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Start the New Year with a Clean Slate for Healthy Eating: Let Dairy Help

Posted On December 19th, 2016 by

Are you one of the many people who resolve to improve eating habits in the New Year, vowing to start 2017 with a clean slate as you say goodbye to feasting on too many […]

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‘Tis the Season to Bake… with Butter

Posted On December 1st, 2016 by

Cookie swaps, holiday pot lucks, teacher gifts, the list of occasions for which to bake this time of year goes on and on. But the debate we often have while reading recipes – “Butter […]

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Ask the Experts: What Do You Eat When…? Holiday Edition

Posted On November 16th, 2016 by
The holidays are here and at the center of it all is food! How can your family enjoy the season’s goodies without overdoing it? How can you include dairy in your holiday recipes and gifts? Midwest Dairy registered dietitian nutritionists share their tips for how to eat, drink and enjoy dairy during the holidays!
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Ask the Experts: What Do You Eat When… ?

Posted On September 19th, 2016 by

From bonfires, to sporting events, Halloween, pumpkin patches, apple-picking and more, fall has an abundance of fun seasonal activities. How do you enjoy autumn’s popular activities and heartier comfort foods, and still make healthier […]

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To Love Dairy Leftovers is to Reduce Food Waste

Posted On September 1st, 2016 by
The new school year is upon us, and my son, Topher, and I are on a mission to make it the best one yet. He’s a 6th grader, which means he’s now in middle school (sniff, sniff). And with middle school comes greater responsibility. While I will let his teachers define what this means in the classroom, I am going to work with him on what this means at home. In addition to having a longer chore list, he’s been named my wingman in helping to reduce food waste.
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Love Your Dairy Leftovers

Posted On September 1st, 2016 by
Americans waste an estimated 40 percent of the food they buy. In fact, the average person wastes an estimated 25 pounds of food every month, and dairy products are thrown out more than other foods, even produce. Learning kitchen tricks and strategies to store dairy products properly can help reduce food waste.
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Celebrating #100Dietitians Through the Lens of Midwest Dairy

Posted On August 24th, 2016 by

100 is an important number! Last year, National Dairy Council, of which Midwest Dairy is an affiliate, celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 2017 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

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