The Academy's volunteer media spokespeople — registered dietitian nutritionists representing the 25 largest media markets as well as specialty nutrition areas — are the news media's best resource for expert commentary, story ideas and background on the full range of food and nutrition topics. Spokespeople are skilled at speaking with the media and excel in translating nutrition science into information consumers can easily understand. To contact an Academy spokesperson, call 800/877-1600 ext. 4769 or email media@eatright.org.

A downloadable PDF of the information on Academy Spokespeople is also available in the Media Guide and you can learn more about our spokespeople by watching this video.

More About Academy Spokespeople

  • President-Elect - Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

    Wright is the chair of the department of nutrition and dietetics, director of the Center for Nutrition and Food Security and co-director of the doctorate in clinical nutrition program at the University of North Florida.

  • Past-President - Kevin L. Sauer PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

    Sauer is a professor in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health at Kansas State University and co-director of the national Center for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs.

  • Rahaf Al Bochi, RDN, LDN

    Al Bochi is the owner of a nutrition consulting practice where she provides holistic counseling with a focus on diabetes and women's prenatal health.

  • Sue-Ellen Anderson-Haynes, MS, RDN, CDCES, LDN, NASM-WFS CPT

    Sue-Ellen Anderson-Haynes is the founder and owner of a private practice specializing in a holistic health and wellness for girls and women and is the co-founder of an app that helps to connect registered dietitian nutritionist to clients based on culture.

  • Yasi Ansari, MS, RD, CSSD

    Ansari is the owner of a nutrition consulting practice specializing in nutrition for sports performance and wellness.

  • Lena Beal, MS, RDN, LD

    Lena Beal is a cardiovascular dietitian at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, an author and public speaker.