President and Founder
Anita Jones-Mueller, MPH, is president and founder of HEALTHY DINING. She is a nationally known public health nutrition expert and a market innovator, thought leader and strategist in the healthy eating landscape. As the dynamic leader of a mission that integrates the brainpower, artistry and passion of chefs, restaurateurs, registered dietitians, public health influencers, technology strategists, and communication and digital experts, Anita is actively creating a healthier America – in a delicious way, every day! Read More
VP and Director of Strategic Partnerships
Erica has been passionately introducing consumers, restaurants, health professionals, employers, and others to the benefits of Healthy Dining since 1993. With her leadership and keen ability to forge strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, she is a valuable asset to the company’s continuous growth and mission to create a healthier America by helping restaurant guests find the healthiest menu choices. Read More
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
VP of Innovation and Technology Business
Frank is an engaging and inspiring leader accelerating the strategic development and growth of the “Powered by Healthy Dining” digital health solutions. From web, mobile and IoT, Frank’s role encompasses the customized integration and execution of Healthy Dining’s technologies for our stakeholder clients, spanning the restaurant, healthcare, wellness and wearable industries.
VP of Business Development
John leads the development of Healthy Dining's healthcare, worksite and wellness partnerships. These partnerships amplify the proactive efforts of the restaurant industry by engaging and reaching key health stakeholders, who ultimately impact hundreds of millions of American consumers, empowering them around healthier eating and healthier lifestyles.
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
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
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.
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 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
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
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
Director of Technology
Dave, a lover of pizza and health-inspired graphic designer, is the head developer and creative designer for Healthy Dining. He is the driving force behind Healthy Dining's websites and suite of technology solutions helping restaurants meet the demands of today's guest. Dave studied cartoon and graphic art (comic books) at the Joe Kubert School, completing a program in IT technology & multi-media.
Director of Mobile Technology
Jatin is a results-oriented technology industry leader bringing his vast experience in architecting and managing complex software and IT solutions to Healthy Dining. His expertise and energy is helping to drive the company's emerging technology for restaurants including mobile technology and API management. He has a strong background in the creation and management of multi-disciplinary engineering teams, mobile and software product development and building as well as sustaining customer relationships. Read More
Stephen is an instrumental part of Healthy Dining’s technology team helping to bring the company’s industry solutions to life. With a background in video game programming, development and design, Stephen brings extensive experience in coding .net applications and is responsible for website prototyping and maintaining client and application databases while supporting the ever-growing technology team’s needs. Read More
Director of Content
Fascinated by nutrition and a lover of food, Sara is the Director of Content for Healthy Dining. She manages both internal and external communications for Healthy Dining, handling a variety of projects that include writing, branding, social media, administration and the continued outreach to Healthy Dining visitors and fans, making sure everyone receives the nutrition information and insights needed. Read More
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
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
Director of Program Development
Marketing and advertising expert Michelle Johnson brings over two decades of advertising agency, corporate sponsorships and digital marketing talent to Healthy Dining.
As the director of program development for Healthy Dining’s groundbreaking SchooLicious! program, Michelle develops partnerships with key stakeholder organizations to contribute to the health of our nation’s most precious asset – children.
Senior Research Manager
Shawna graduated from the Harvard School of Public Health, considered the premier training program for public health leaders in America. Before she received her Masters of Science degree at Harvard, Shawna completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Arizona State University. As Senior Research Manager for the Worksite Wellness Initiative, Shawna is oversees the research component of a groundbreaking worksite wellness program designed to support employers in introducing the HealthyDiningFinder.com resource to their employees. Read More
SchooLicious! Project Manager
As project manager for the innovative SchooLicious! Program, Kelly works closely with local school districts and restaurants to promote healthy menu options, support school wellness initiatives and assist in the development of a healthy school fundraising model to be implemented nationwide.
Marketing and Social Media Specialist
An accomplished writer, editor and TV producer, Kristen brings over 15 years media experience to her role as Marketing and Social Media Specialist at Healthy Dining. Whether she’s writing press releases or promoting Healthy Dining partners in the media, Kristen is proud to help diners find (and choose) healthy restaurant options. As a wife and mother of two, Kristen is passionate about encouraging a healthier generation. Kristen is actively involved in Healthy Dining’s Schoolicious program, for which she handles social media and writes content. Read More
Research Data Manager
As a research data manager for Healthy Dining, Mariana designs and maintains databases and performs data entry, verification, and organization. She also analyzes qualitative data, prepares research surveys and questionnaires, and conducts literature reviews. A Mexico-native, Mariana started her career in foods and nutrition when she became a food science technician at the age of 18 in her hometown of Tijuana.
Suzanne, Healthy Dining’s administrative manager, has a background in many aspects of business, including accounting, finance, business development, administrative, and customer service. She has worked in both the public and private sectors and in many industries, including the restaurant industry. Suzanne is a big asset to the company, using multiple skill sets to support the sales, marketing, and nutrition teams. She is excited to be part of a dynamic company where technology is playing a greater role in successfully carrying out its mission. Read More
Healthy Dining’s Accounting Manager, JC Preciado, brings a wealth of financial and business experience to the team. With a bachelor of science in business administration from California State University Bakersfield and a background in bookkeeping, human resources and payroll, JC manages all facets of the day to day accounting operations. Read More
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