Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND (@KimKirchherr) is a Registered Dietitian, Vice President of National Dairy Council, and Health & Wellness Advisor to IGA. Kim completed both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at Eastern Illinois University, where she was a graduate assistant for the Dining Services Department. For nearly ten years, Kim was the dietitian/nutrition spokesperson for Jewel-Osco (and SuperValu’s Midwest region 2006-2012). Prior to working in the supermarket industry, she worked in hospital-based health and fitness centers and in an outpatient education program, providing one-on-one sessions as well as community outreach.
Kim has 19 years’ experience as a registered dietitian and has been a certified diabetes educator for 15 years. She has created countless nutrition education materials, delivered hundreds of presentations, and has made regular appearances educating the public in national, Midwestern, and Chicago media including TV, radio, and newspaper interviews as well as social media platforms.
As an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association), Kim has held many volunteer leadership positions. She is currently Chair-Elect of the Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group (FCP DPG), immediate past chair of the newly formed Agriculture Subgroup of the FCP DPG, past President of Illinois Dietetic Association (now Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), past Supermarket Subgroup Chair of the FCP DPG, and Past President of the North Suburban Dietetic Association. She is dedicated to her profession and the dissemination of accurate nutrition information. Kim was honored as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2006 and Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2011 by the American Dietetic Association/Illinois Dietetic Association. She received the Jewel-Osco Excellence Award in 2007. Kim was also among the national leaders of the American Dietetic Association who were selected to attend ADA’s Leadership Institute in June 2009 and June 2011. The Institute is limited to fewer than 300 of ADA’s more than 70,000 national members.