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Ask A Nutritionist: Meet Kristal Shelden, RDN

By: Kristal Shelden, MPH, RDN

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020
  • 2 Minute Read   

Kristal Shelden is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the project manager of nutrition science at Dairy Council of California, a nutrition education organization. In her role, she leverages nutrition expertise and understanding of nutrition research to track, aggregate, analyze and present evidence-based science to support community health through nutrition. 

Shelden believes that all children and families should have access to nutritious foods and knowledge on how to eat healthfully, providing them with a foundation for lifelong health. By supporting food access programs and nutrition education, she works tirelessly to help ensure children and families are supported for optimal growth, development and lifelong success.  

She began her dietetic career as a clinical dietitian, and her passion for working with community programs impacting children's health made the move to Dairy Council of California a strong fit personally and professionally. 

Stay up-to-date and tune in to see future episodes of Kristal as she uses consensus science to address trending nutrition topics, dietary recommendations and common misconceptions. 

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Ask a Nutritionist is an educational video series developed by Dairy Council of California and hosted by registered dietitian nutritionists for educational and informational purposes only. It does not provide individualized nutrition advice and is not intended to be a substitute for recommendations made by your doctor, registered dietitian nutritionist or other health professional. Always seek the guidance of your health care professionals for any specific questions you may have regarding your health or medical condition. If you wish to seek clarification,  please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


Kristal Shelden, MPH, RDN

Kristal Shelden, MPH, RDN

Kristal Shelden is Dairy Council of CA’s advocacy manager, driving the organization’s thought leadership strategies and communications.

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