Registered Dietitians are the most reliable authority when it comes to food and nutrition. Texas Academy has a group of diverse, specialized, media-trained registered and licensed dietitians ready to answer questions you might have in a variety of areas involving nutrition. If you do not see an area of interest listed, contact Texas Academy’s current Public Relations Chair, Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD and she can suggest the best Texas Academy media representative on the subject.


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Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD

Specialty: Cardiac and heart health, nutritional needs pertaining to behavioral health/ mental health, individuals with disabilities and special needs such as Autism, food safety and food labeling, food insecurity and food banking, nutrition for an aging population, and cooking demos

Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Specialty: Sports Nutrition, Exercise nutrition/Weight loss (average public), Eating on the go, Nutrition for high school and college kids, Wellness/Hot Topic/Trends Nutrition

Angela Lemond, RDN, CSP, LD

Specialty: Pediatric Nutrition, Family Wellness (practical, emphasized), Weight Management, Digestive Health, Food Allergies

Stacey Mattinson, MS, RDN, LD

Specialty: Weight loss & weight management, Heart health, Disordered eating, Corporate wellness, Culinary nutrition

Allison Childress, PhD, RD, LD


Sarah Ryan, MS, RD, LD

Specialty: Wellness/Hot topic/Trends nutrition, Cooking demonstrations, Agriculture, Food safety, Food insecurity, Food allergies, Sustainability

Jennifer Leheska, Ph.D., RD, LD


Caroline Susie, RD, LD

Specialty: Corporate Wellness, Wellness, Weight Management

Celina Paras, RD, LD