“I support the Foundation with my time and resources because we all win in a thriving profession. The Foundation has programs that impact students, professionals, kids, communities and the profession as a whole!”

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, has experienced great success over her career due to her hard work, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. A private practice RDN based in Chicago, Blatner is a former Academy Spokesperson, nutrition consultant for a professional sports team, and published book author.

Blatner has been a member of the Academy since 1996 and a consistent donor to the Foundation, both financially and with her time, working with the Kids Eat Right campaign, providing online recipes and participating in videos for the program. She knows the Foundation is the only charitable organization devoted exclusively to promoting our profession, nutrition and dietetics and by supporting its efforts ensures a brighter future for all.

“I love what I do and the opportunities that exist as a registered dietitian, my annual donation to the Foundation is the best investment I can make to ensure a brighter future for us all and give back to a profession that has been so good to me.”

Blatner also recently appeared and won the ABC Television Network’s reality series “My Diet Is Better Than Yours,” working with Jasmin, a contestant, and incorporating her new “Superfood Swap Diet” principles into Jasmin’s lifestyle. If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, you may do so on your membership renewal form or online.

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