Michigan RD/RDNs in the News

See how these Michigan Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are helping our community.

See Michigan Registered Dietitian, Liz Weber in several segments:

If you are a Michigan Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has been featured in the news or on camera, please send the link and your contact information to Director for PR and Media Relations, bytawellness@gmail.com.

Award Winners

Michigan Academy Members: If you or a colleague have received an award, please use our Contact page to send us information so that we can post it here.

Spotlight on the RD, 50 Year Member: Mary Barth Noel, PhD, MPH, RDN

Mary Barth Noel

Upon completing my dietetic internship at Barnes Medical Center, I worked for Visiting Nurse Association in St. Louis, MO. After a few years, I decided to go back to school at University of Michigan for a Master’s in Public Health. There, I met my husband, who was in school as well. When he finished, we moved to East Lansing, Michigan. We have two children – Katy, who lives in the Chicago area with her 3 children and is currently working on her nurse practitioner degree, and Joe, who lives in Austin, TX with his wife and son and works for the University of Texas as a law librarian. After completing a PhD in Family Ecology, I took a position at the MSU College of Human Medicine teaching nutrition to medical students and residents. After 30 years, I retired in 2016 and we moved to a small town outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. In our retirement, we are enjoying time to travel and volunteer.

Being a member of the Michigan Academy has been beneficial through all stages of my career. In my early years as a dietitian, MAND helped me have a network of colleagues to discuss issues with, since I worked in places that had no other dietitians.

I have had the opportunity to hold a board position with MAND and felt that being on the board helped me develop leadership skills that I needed in my places of employment.

My advice for current and future RDNs would be to develop as many diverse skills as possible – whether languages, business or anything else. The world of work values those who have any different skills so that approach to problems/issues can be seen through many lenses. My area that I developed was medical education, which is where I was able to obtain grants to support my department and other faculty. This was a value that added to my nutrition skills and consulting.