Consulting Services

Licensed dietitian, Jodie Shield, MEd, RDN provides the following nutrition consulting services:

Freelance Writing

With over 20 years of publishing success, I offer a wide-range of writing services for both consumer and professional audiences which includes:

  • Authoring books, magazine, newspaper, and online articles.
  • Writing newsletters, brochures and press kits.
  • Developing and writing nutrition education materials and programs.

Clients: The American Dietetic Association, Weight Watchers Magazine, WeightWatchers.Com, Reader’s Digest, American Baby Magazine, Healthy Kids Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Fit Pregnancy, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Restaurants and Institutions, Today’s Chicago Women, and Beansprout.Net.

Media Spokesperson

When it comes to working with the media, my expertise is exceptional. With over 15 years of hands-on experience, I have conducted hundreds of live and taped television, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews. In addition, I have participated in numerous satellite media tours (SMT), radio media tours (RMT), and video news releases (VNR).

Clients: The American Dietetic Association Spokesperson (1989-1995), Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressings (2005-2009), Milk Processors Education Program (2005-2007), Lunchables Fun Fuel (2003-2004), Quaker Instant Oatmeal (2003-2004), The Jenny Jones Show (2000-2003).

Recipe Development, Menu Development, and Recipe Analysis

I specialize in creating nutritious and delicious recipes and menu plans for busy, time-pressed families – particularly those with young and school-aged children. I develop quick, easy and healthy recipes for people trying to lose weight. In addition, I provide comprehensive recipe analysis using a state-of-the-art computerized analysis program that I tailor according to our clients’ unique requirements.

Clients: The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Rick Bayless Everyday Mexican Cookbook, Food and Nutrition Magazine, and

Public Speaking

I am an accomplished public speaker and have given over 100 presentations on a variety of nutrition topics to both consumer and professional audiences. I have also conducted numerous work shops and webinars for health professionals. In addition, I teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in nutrition to dietetic students, medical students, nurses, and physicians.

Clients: The Chicago Nutrition Association, The American Dietetic Association, The Illinois Dietetic Association, Ask the Experts BariMD, North Suburban Dietetic Association, Illinois Dietetic Association, The Pampered Chef National Convention, The Florida Dietetic Association, The West Suburban Dietetic Association, National Kidney Association, Lactation Education Training Program and Bunn Capitol Company.

Corporate Consulting

For clients looking to launch a new food product or reposition an existing one, I have a thorough background in nutrition and health communications and marketing. I have participated in a wide variety of new product ideation sessions, analyzed market research, and conducted focus groups for foods, beverages, and healthcare services.

Clients: Current Lifestyle Marketing, Weber Shandwick Communications, Zeno Group, General Mills, Monsanto, Procter and Gamble, Golin Harris Communications, Manning Selvage and Lee, Learning Enrichment, Inc., National Dairy Council, National Pork Board, McDowell and Piasecki Food Communications, Business Development Network, Inc., The NutraSweet Company, and DDB Needham Worldwide.

Nutrition Counseling

Jodie has provided nutrition counseling to children, teens, and their family members for over 20 years. Please contact her directly for more information or to set up an appointment.