Judith K. Jarvis, MS, RDN, LDN, is the Director of Dairy Science Communications for National Dairy Council (NDC). In this role, she is responsible for management and implementation of communication activities on dairy’s role in health and wellness, engaging with health professionals, the dairy industry and the public. Through writing blogs on The Dairy Report, she provides perspective for health and wellness professionals on new research findings, including tips and tools to help them apply it to their work with the public and in their own lives. She is passionate about digging for the truth and helping correct nutrition myths and misinformation.
Since joining NDC in 1992, she has gained extensive experience monitoring the nutrition and scientific literature and summarizing and interpreting the findings of dairy-relevant research in a newsletter for staff and the broader dairy industry. As a natural extension of her interest and experience in nutrition research, she has led the development of science-based educational materials, including research summaries, fact sheets, health professional presentations, book chapters, and website education. For several years she also managed NDC exhibits at medical and nutrition conferences. Prior to joining NDC, she worked as a clinical dietitian, providing medical nutrition therapy to cardiac and renal patients.
Judith is an active member in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Chicago Food and Nutrition Network (CFNN), of which she is a past president and board member. She has authored several articles for scientific and nutrition journals and is a co-author for all three editions of the Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition.
Judith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science degree from the University of Chicago in Human Nutrition and Nutritional Biology. Follow her on Twitter @dairyMSRD.