Kelly Donahue, BS
Program Manager, Restaurant Nutrition Specialist
Kelly Donahue, a Healthy Dining restaurant nutrition specialist, is an integral part of Healthy Dining’s nutrition team, working with restaurants on their nutrition analysis projects. Additionally, as program manager, Kelly is a liaison to local San Diego restaurants on development of a first-ever app that identifies diabetes-friendly menu items from popular local restaurants – initially in San Diego and later beyond. Growing up with four brothers (and no sisters), Kelly was thrust into a lot of sports and physical activities from an early age. A lover of all kinds of food and a self-described “foodie,” Kelly became aware of how she felt different after consuming different kinds of foods and wanted to learn about how food could fuel her body in the most healthful way. Prior positions include Klean LA, a meal delivery company, where she conducted nutrient analysis, created recipes for different populations (e.g., vegetarian, pescatarian, celiac, etc.), and authored a health and fitness blog. As assistant dietitian for Long Beach Unified School District, Kelly created recipes for students with special dietary needs, like food allergies. When it comes to free time, Kelly is all about the outdoors – hiking, camping, and fishing.