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Meet our team of experts!

Sharon Palmer MSFS, RDN

Sharon Palmer is an award-winning writer, editor, blogger, author, speaker and media expert, with expertise is in plant-based nutrition and sustainability. Sharon has authored over 1000 articles in a variety of publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Oprah Magazine, and Prevention. Her book: The Plant-Powered Diet: the Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Today (The Experiment, July 2012) was a critical success, which was followed by her second book Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps and 125 Delicious Recipes in July 2014. In addition, she has contributed to several book chapters on nutrition and sustainability, and has two new plant-based cookbooks coming in 2021. Sharon serves as nutrition editor for Today’s Dietitian, associate faculty at Prescott University in the Masters of Sustainable Food Systems program, nutrition advisor for Oldways, and recipe contributor for the American Institute for Cancer Research. And she still finds time to blog everyday for her popular online community at SharonPalmer.com. Sharon lives in Ojai, California, where she is engaged in the sustainable local food system in her community.

Chris Vogliano Ph.D. Candidate, RDN

Chris Vogliano MS, RD is a research fellow for Bioversity International working on a FAO/A4NH funded research project in the Solomon Islands looking at the role of biodiversity in indigenous food systems and diet quality. Chris is a public health dietitian who has expertise in alleviating food insecurity and promoting sustainable diets through educational programming, policy interventions, and research.  Chris has published 9 peer-reviewed research articles and delivered over 45 academic presentations globally.  He has served as an agriculture, nutrition and health research fellow for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, has lectured at The University of Washington and Kent State University, and was awarded the “Young Dietitian of the Year” award by the state of Washington.  Chris is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Public Health Nutrition at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand, focused on promoting biodiverse and sustainable food systems among Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS).

http://www.forwardeating.org

Sherene Chou MS, RDN

Sherene is an award-winning dietitian and chef focused on building a more sustainable world through plant-based nutrition education. She’s collaborated with national brands and institutions to build innovative programs and serves as the Chair for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group, the Nutrition Advisor for the Plant Based Foods Association and on the Advisory Council for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Universal Meals. She co-developed the first Certificate of Training on Sustainable Food Systems for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was featured as one of Today’s Dietitian Magazine’s 10 RDs Making a Difference in 2019.

https://www.sherenechou.com

Kate Geagan MS, RDN

Kate Geagan a nutrition pioneer who has helped millions of eaters fall in love with foods that are better for people and planet. An award winning dietitian, Kate is the author of Go Green Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low-Carbon Footprint Diet (Rodale 2009) and creator of  “A Greener You” column with Clean Eating Magazine. A globally recognized thought leader and speaker in her field, Kate collaborates with forward-thinking food leaders to transform the food system, empower eaters and create a more sustainable food future. Bringing deep expertise at the intersection of health + sustainability Kate is a strategic advisor to the Drawdown Investment Fund, the Sun Valley Institute, and New Hope’s Influencer Network. She serves on the Global Council of Directors of the True Health Initiative, and was formerly a Medical Advisory Board Member for the Emmy award winning Dr. Oz Show. Kate has over 1200 media experience across all platforms.

https://www.kategeagan.com

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FAQs

What is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)?

Registered dietitians nutritionists, or RDNs, are the leading experts on food nutrition, science, and education. A nutritionist is not an RDN.

RDNs must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree with a focus in dietetics.
  2. Complete an accredited six- to 12- month supervised training program (basically an unpaid internship).
  3. Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  4. Continue professional educational requirements (CPE). Every five years R.D.N.s can re-certify is they have spent at least 75 hours doing either coursework, self study, or online modules.

Can changing our food system really help people and the planet?

  • Absolutely! Agriculture, nutrition, and health are all closely linked.  Creating a more sustainable food system and help improve agriculture’s relationship with the natural environment, while providing safe, affordable, and nutrient-dense food for people.

Can I book your team for a workshop?

  • Of course!  Please contact us to discuss our availability.

Is climate change real?

Yes.

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