Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE

Past President

Boca Raton, Florida

Lucille Beseler

Beseler is the president and owner of the Family Nutrition Center of South Florida, which she established in 1991 as one of the first nutrition practices pioneering HMO coverage of nutrition services dedicated to pediatrics. Since that time, Family Nutrition Center has developed into a comprehensive practice providing a variety of services in multiple locations throughout Florida. FNC employs registered dietitian nutritionists who provide services to all age groups, corporations and hospital programs.

As an expert on insurance reimbursement, Beseler created a billing and practice management company created specifically to advance reimbursement for nutrition services. Beseler is a consultant to various programs at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and author of Nurturing with Nutrition: The Essential Guide for Feeding Infants and Toddlers (Bazarte and Beseler 2003), as well as many articles and publications. She receives high marks as a professional speaker with her entertaining style. She received Florida International University's 2009 Paths of Public Health Award in Nutrition and Dietetics for community work in the area of childhood obesity. Beseler served as the Academy's president in 2016-2017.

She is a past chair of the Academy's Political Action Committee and a member of its Childhood Obesity Coalition. She served for nine years as chair of the Florida Dietetics Nutrition Practice Council – the state licensing board for dietitians and nutritionists – and received a public service award from the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a past FAND president and received the organization's Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award in 2007 and 2010.

She is a graduate of Queens College – City University of New York and earned a master's degree from New York University.