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Carol Berg Sloan RD is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and independent consultant with expertise in food and nutrition communications, nutrition assessment and food service. Carol is currently the health research director for the California Walnut Commission, where she manages their health research program. With thirty years of experience in the field of food and nutrition, Carol works with many other food and nutrition companies and conducts print and broadcast interviews on a variety of health and nutrition topics. She is also a freelance writer specializing in food, nutrition and health features for national and local publications. Carol currently provides a nutrition column School News Roll Call.

Carol recently served two terms as a delegate to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was a member of the Academy Positions Committee and Finance and Audit Committee. She also served a two year term on the Executive Board for the California Dietetic Association. She is a member of many Academy DPGs including Nutrition Education for the Public, Diabetes in Care and Education, Oncology, Research, Vegetarian, Food and Culinary and Dietitians in Business and Communications. She is also a member of the American Society of Nutrition, The Obesity Society, the American Heart Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators.

She received the Distinguished Service Award from the California Dietetic Association in 2010. Carol has also served as a consultant to the International Food Information Council Food Biotechnology Network, Monsanto, General Mills, Arrowhead, the Corn Refiners Association, Jamba Juice, Tru Care Community and The Coca-Cola Company. Carol serves as a preceptor to the Individualized Self Study Program at California State University, San Bernardino.

Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics from California State University at Los Angeles and lives in Long Beach.


Maureen Ternus, MS, RD is an independent consultant with nearly 25 years of experience in nutrition communications. She is currently the Executive Director of the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation (INC NREF) and oversees their health research projects, develops their nutrition education materials, coordinates various professional and consumer outreach programs and serves as the national spokesperson for INC NREF.

Maureen is the author of The Everything Vitamins Book and has written for a number of magazines and nutrition publications. She has acted as a media spokesperson for a number of clients and has conducted both print and broadcast interviews on a variety of health and nutrition topics.

She lives in Davis, California with her husband and 8-year old daughter.