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Celebrating #100Dietitians Through the Lens of Midwest Dairy

by Stephanie Cundith, MS, RD, LD | Aug 24, 2016 | Nutrition | 0 comments

100 Dietitians

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. To bridge the two centennial years, the online movement #100Dietitians has launched a way to highlight what drives the 100+ dietitians who work on behalf of dairy farmers across the country to do what they do, be it their passion for communicating science, connection to agriculture, love of food, dedication to child nutrition or fitness, and the list of inspiring reasons goes on and on. Rather than me type them, take a look at these tweets from our own Midwest Dairy dietitians.

Since I am fortunate enough to call myself a Midwest Dairy dietitian, I’ll end by showing you what fills my bucket as a professional and as a mom. It truly is an honor to work on behalf of dairy farmers and do something that makes a difference not only in my son’s life, but also the lives of other families. Here’s to another 100 years for dairy dietitians!

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Stephanie Cundith, MS, RD, LD
Manager, Corporate Communications at Midwest Dairy

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. In addition to Dairy Makes Sense, I am a blogger for The Dairy Report.

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 nine year-old son.

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

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