Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

Debbie PetitpainCharleston, S.C.

Areas of Expertise:

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

Petitpain is the wellness director at Sodexo's office of health promotion at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she advances the health of the campus and community. She also assists patients undergoing dramatic diet and lifestyle changes in an effort to lose weight and improve their medical conditions. Petitpain recently developed MUSC'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 received a "Hero of Everyday Life" award from the Sodexo Foundation in 2016. Petitpain is a graduate of College of Charleston and earned a master’s degree from Boston University.