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 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 is the Academy Foundation's Food Security Solutions Fellow, leading the development and implementation of a plan to promote increased awareness and use of the Academy's Food Security Solutions guide and tools. Petitpain is a graduate of the College of Charleston and earned a master’s degree from Boston University.