North Carolina

Southeast United Dairy Industry Association

5340 W. Fayetteville Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30349-5416
770-996-6085

For more information about the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, please visit their website.

 

Spokesperson:

Mary Martin Nordness, MA, RD, LD, CHES

Director of Nutritional Affairs

Mary Martin Nordness is a registered dietitian and certified health educator.  She serves as nutrition affairs director for the Southeast Dairy Association, where she conducts television, radio and print interviews on nutrition throughout the Southeast. Nationally, she has been interviewed for WebMD, Cooking Light, Teen Vogue and Eating Well. In addition, the National Dairy Council tapped Mary Martin to serve as National Dairy Council Ambassador for several years.

Prior to joining the Dairy Association, Mary Martin had extensive experience as a medical nutrition therapist in Baton Rouge, La. While serving as community wellness coordinator, she appeared in numerous media segments, planned health education programs and conducted health screenings throughout southern Louisiana.

Mary Martin received her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned a Master of Arts degree in health and kinesiology from

Southeastern Louisiana University, where she was recently named health and kinesiology alumni of the year. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves as past-president of the Alabama Dietetic Association.  In 2011, Mary Martin was named “Emerging Dietetic Leader” by the Alabama Dietetic Association and Outstanding Dietitian in 2013.  Most recently, she was honored as Spotlight Alumni by the College of Public Health at Samford University in 2015.