Roberta Duyff

As food-nutrition consultant, writer, and educator, Roberta Duyff provides practical, evidence-based healthy eating guidance, focusing on “the great tastes of good health,” “the power of positive nutrition,” and food’s role in cultural understanding. She’s authored/co-authored nearly 20 food and nutrition books (trade, textbooks, professional, children’s books) … developed food/nutrition projects for USDA/Team Nutrition, FDA, USHHS, National Head Start, National Science Teachers Association, National Food Service Management Institute, National Dairy Council, others … handled food/nutrition marketing communications, recipe development, and translations for food companies and trade organizations … worked on multicultural/cultural competency initiatives … served as writer/media spokesperson on national/regional TV and radio, and a newspaper columnist (Post-Dispatch) and magazine contributor (Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, others) … and spoken nationally and internationally. Roberta served as Chair, Food and Culinary Professionals, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy); President, Society for Nutrition Education Foundation; Chair, National Home Economists in Business; on the James Beard Journalism Award Committee, and on food/nutrition curriculum advisory boards for the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign and Edwardsville). In 2018 her book, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food & Nutrition Guide, received “Best of Show” among Gold National Health Information Awards; in 2021 she received a National Federation of Press Woman first-place communication award. Roberta’s been honored with the Academy’s Medallion Award and President’s Lectureship; Missouri Dietetic Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Distinguished Dietitian of the Year; and University of Illinois’ Outstanding Alumni Award. As co-owner/ travel advisor with Duyff TravelPros, she focuses on global culinary travel for clients. For over 30 years Roberta has volunteered with AFS International-Intercultural Youth Exchange. In 2003 she joined the Kansas City LDEI chapter, before becoming a St. Louis Chapter Founder and VP, then Co-Chair, Global Culinary Initiative (GCI), “Passport to … “ fund-raisers, and LDEI-International’s GCI Co-Chair.

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