Elizabeth Eilender, MS, RD, CDN has been teaching courses on health and nutrition for eight years, and holds graduate degrees in both clinical nutrition and journalism. She is currently a full term online faculty member in the master’s degree program in nutrition education at American University. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University, Elizabeth pursued a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, where as a reporter in-training she wrote articles for a student-run news bureau in Washington, DC, covering food and agriculture issues such as national pesticide legislation, meat and poultry inspection laws, and food labeling. In 2003, Elizabeth completed a shift in her career by earning her graduate nutrition degree from New York University, and also by becoming credentialed as a registered dietitian once she finished her clinical training at New York Methodist Hospital in New York City. As an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Elizabeth has held the position of 2014-2015 chair of the Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals (NEHP) dietetic practice group, and is now co-editor of the group’s quarterly newsletter, The Educator’s Resource, which covers topics related to best practices in interdisciplinary nutrition education.
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