Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

Debbie PetitpainCharleston, S.C.

Areas of Expertise:

  • African-American Nutrition
  • Disease Prevention
  • Food Insecurity
  • Men's Nutrition
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Nutrition

Petitpain works part-time for Sodexo as the wellness director in the Office of Health Promotion at the Medical University of South Carolina. Petitpain developed the university's first culinary health class for medical university students to teach future clinicians how to prepare healthful food. She created one of the nation’s first hospital-based, summer feeding programs that provides free meals for children during summer break, for which she was honored with a "Hero of Everyday Life" award from the Sodexo Foundation in 2016. Petitpain also works as the director of research, development and innovation at Synergasia Health Technologies, Inc. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and earned a master’s degree from Boston University.