Jodie Shield, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.N.
Jodie Shield has been a consultant and spokesperson in the field of nutrition for over two decades. A former national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (1989-1995), she has worked extensively with the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and taught nutrition and medical dietetics at the University of Illinois. Currently she is an instructor at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL and a complemental faculty member of the College of Health Sciences in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in Chicago.
Jodie is President of Healthy Eating for Families, Inc., a nutrition communications consulting company based in Chicago. She has written and developed numerous consumer education materials and programs, participated in new product ideation sessions, developed and analyzed recipes, and provided strategic counsel to a roster of blue chip clients. Jodie is co-author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Guide to Healthy Eating For Kids (John Wiley and Sons, 2002), Childhood and Adolescent Overweight: A Health Professional’s Guide To Identification, Treatment, and Prevention (American Dietetic Association, 2003), Counseling Overweight and Obese Children and Teens (American Dietetic Association, 2008) and ADA Pocket Guide to Pediatric Weight Management (American Dietetic Association, 2009). She has authored over 300 articles for consumer magazines and professional journals such as: The Chicago Tribune, Ladies’ Home Journal, Healthy Kids, American Baby, Shape Magazine’s Fit Pregnancy, American Health, Weight Watchers Magazine,Reader’s Digest, Restaurant’s and Institutions, and the Journal of The American Dietetic Association. In addition, she has written several online articles and authored columns such as Ask The Nutritionist for Disney and Ask the Nutritionist for Beansprout.net. Shield also provides nutrition analysis for the Chicago Tribune and Food and Nutrition Magazine. In 1998 she was selected “Outstanding Dietitian of the Year” by both the Illinois Dietetic Association and the Chicago Dietetic Association.
Shield received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL (1982) and her Master’s of Education from the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL (1986). Currently Jodie lives in the Chicago area with her husband and three children, Jennifer, J.J., and Michael.
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