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Our Registered Dietitians

Meet our team of registered dietitians


Nicole Ring, R.D.

Vice President of Nutrition Strategy

Nicole is a registered dietitian with more than twelve years’ experience working with hundreds of restaurant brands on “all things nutrition.” As Vice President of Nutrition Strategy at Healthy Dining, Nicole oversees all aspects of the company’s nutrition services portfolio, including menu labeling compliance, nutrient analysis, gluten and allergen identification, accuracy verification and analysis audits.  Read More

 

Lauren Rezende, M.P.H., R.D.

Director of Nutrition, Quality Assurance

With a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree in foods and nutrition from San Diego State University, Lauren brings knowledge and expertise in her role as Director of Nutrition, Quality Assurance. Lauren reviews nutrition analyses for thousands of menu items from the diverse roster of Healthy Dining’s participating restaurants and also oversees allergen and gluten identification projects.  Read More

 

Ilana Lemberger, R.D.

Director of Nutrition, Project Management

Ilana works closely with restaurants across the country to help them meet the growing demand for nutrition information and healthier choices. In her role as Director of Nutrition, Project Management, Ilana provides nutrition analysis of restaurant menu items while offering guidance to help restaurants reduce the amount of fat, calories and sodium in their food. Read More

 

Blaire Newhard, MLA, RD

Culinary Dietitian

With a master’s degree in gastronomy and culinary arts from Boston University, Blaire brings to Healthy Dining a passion for food science and restaurant cuisine. As culinary dietitian, Blaire conducts nutrition analysis for restaurants and helps identify allergens as well as vegan and vegetarian items, to enable guests with individual needs dine with confidence. Blaire is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Research Chefs Association.  Read More

 

Diana Wiggins, R.D.

Culinary Dietitian

Diana has over 30 years of experience in food service consulting, computerized food management software development, institutional menu planning, recipe nutritional analysis, extensive food service preparation, and conducting instructional healthy cooking and nutrition classes. Providing nutritional consultation with an emphasis on diabetes education has been a driving passion of Diana’s. Read More

 

Kathleen Papandrea, R.D.

Culinary Dietitian

Kathleen began her professional career after graduating from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. Witnessing the rise of obesity, she realized an education in exercise and fitness was only part of the solution, so Kathleen went on to complete an additional bachelor’s degree in dietetics. Empowered with knowledge in both fields, she has a stronger foundation for educating others about the connection between health, fitness, and food.  Read More

 

Mary Parsons, M.S, R.D.

Culinary Dietitian

With a passion for food and a background in nutrition research, Mary has a special talent for integrating the scientific and culinary aspects of nutrition. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California at San Diego, Mary narrowed her focus and combined her interests to earn a master’s of science degree in dietetics and nutrition at Florida International University.  Read More

 

Nancy Snyder, M.S., R.D.

Culinary Dietitian | Research

Nancy has a master’s degree in nutritional science from San Diego State University, where she also completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). She is also a registered dietitian, and completed her dietetic internship through Utah State University. As culinary dietitian, Nancy works with restaurants and food manufacturers to execute nutrition analysis for menu items to help educate and promote healthier options to diners.  Read More

 

Amber Caswell, M.P.H., R.D., C.L.E.

Manager of Restaurant Partnerships

Equipped with a master’s degree in public health from Loma Linda University, a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from San Diego State University, and extensive experience working with Feeding America and WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Amber has committed herself to helping others live healthier and happier lives. She works closely with restaurants to spread awareness about their healthier options, enabling them to demonstrate their dedication to the health of their community through the food they serve. Read More

 

Anjali Patel, M.P.H., R.D.

Director of Research, Project Management

Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Anjali brings extensive education and experience to Healthy Dining: a bachelor’s degree in life sciences research from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; a second bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food from Ryerson University in Toronto; and finally, a master of public health degree in community nutrition from the University of Toronto. As Director of Research, Anjali oversees grant management; project planning; implementation and evaluation; IRB proposals; and grant writing. Read More

 
 
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