Ashley Rosales leads the nutrition science team, curating the latest in nutrition research to examine, translate and apply those findings in an insightful and meaningful way. She also oversees Trends, a proprietary monitoring and reporting system that tracks emerging nutrition science trends, research and reports. Through Trends, Ashley develops and publishes research-backed nutrition insights that anticipate changes in the environment to inform and empower educators, health professionals and community leaders.
A strong advocate for healthy children and communities, Ashley works tirelessly on behalf of the organization to translate and apply the latest in nutrition science to address food and health disparities that disproportionately impact vulnerable communities. As a mother of two school-aged children, Ashley’s passion toward helping all children achieve optimal growth and health by establishing healthy eating habits is evident in her commitment to foster relationships and partnerships that strive to create realistic solutions to address the impacts of childhood food insecurity, malnutrition, obesity and related comorbidities, as well as achievement gaps in marginalized communities.
Ashley serves as a steering committee member for the California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative and for the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Policy Council. She is also a member of the California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionists policy committee informing elected officials on key health, nutrition and food policies and legislation affecting Californians.
Ashley earned a B.S. in clinical nutrition from the University of California, Davis and completed her dietetic internship at Napa State Hospital.
It will require collaboration among leaders in health, education and agriculture to provide evidence-based strategies to elevate the health of children and families, especially in vulnerable communities.
For over 25 years, Rhoads has served as Dairy Council of California’s office coordinator and database technician.