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RD Nutrition Coaches help children change their eating behaviors with short, one-on-one coaching sessions during physical education class.

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Meet the RD Coach Teams

The Healthy Schools Partnership pilot program is currently operating in Missouri and Kansas and includes students in elementary, middle and high schools. RD Nutrition Coaches are credentialed dietitians with knowledge and passion about nutrition. Learn more about the teams and individuals that develop RD Coach relationships with students.

2010-2011 Focus for Kansas City & Des Moines

Energy Balance Curriculum and helping schools achieve the Healthier US School Challenge status.


Kansas City Team

 Program Started: 2007

RD Coaches

Diane Besler

Katie Brown, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation National Nutrition Education Director

Kuda Chimanya, RD Head Coach

Jessica Cecil

Melody Cole

Jennifer Egeland

Megan Grushon

Sue Kidd

Tammi Linnebur

Lisa Medrow, ANDF New Community Implementation and Training RD Coach

Sarah Scroggs

Lindsay Thurlow

Lindsey Warren, Assistant Nutrition Coach


Healthy Schools Partnership: Kansas City Team

Schools Served

Kansas City Missouri School District:

Gladstone Elementary School
Hartman Elementary School

Kansas City Kansas School District:

Banneker Elementary
Rushton Elementary School

ACE Collegium PK-5 and 6


Des Moines Team

Healthy Schools Partnership - Iowa's RD Coach Team

Program Started: 2010

RD Coaches

Heather Cox

Anne Cundiff

Mary Dutcher

Madhu Gadia

Tanya Hargrave-Klein

Heather Illg

Crystal Morrison

Shireen Munir

Jennifer Neal, Assistant Nutrition Coach

Dianne Pettit

Kathryn Thompson, RD Head Coach


Schools Served

Ankeny School District:

Parkview Middle School

Des Moines School District:

Hanawalt Elementary

Norwalk School District:

Lakewood Elementary

Pella School District:

Jefferson Elementary