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Becky Dorner, RD, LD

Premium Author Becky Dorner, RD, LD

Naples, Florida, USA

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Widely-known as one of the nation's leading experts on nutrition and long-term care issues, Becky Dorner is an enthusiastic, dynamic, innovative leader who motivates and inspires people into action. She is President of Becky Dorner & Associates, Inc., which publishes and presents CEU programs and information on nutrition care for older adults; and Nutrition Consulting Services, Inc. which employs RDs and DTRs to provide services to health care facilities in Ohio (since 1983).

Becky's mission to improve care for older adults has inspired her to present more than 500 programs for national, international and state professional meetings; and to publish more than 260 manuals, CEU programs and practical articles for professional journals and newsletters. Becky currently serves on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) Board of Directors and as Speaker-elect of the House of Delegates.


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