Barbara Mayfield, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

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Barbara Mayfield

Founder and President

Nutrition Communicator, LLC

Barbara Mayfield is the Founder and President of Nutrition Communicator, LLC, where she leads nutrition professionals to become confident and compelling communicators. Barb served as editor for the award-winning book from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics titled Communicating Nutrition: The Authoritative Guide, leading a team of 57 experts in nutrition communication. This book will serve as a lasting legacy of her years on the faculty of the Nutrition Science Department at Purdue where she taught future nutrition professionals to be effective nutrition communicators.
Prior to teaching, Barb worked as an early interventionist, high-risk nutrition counselor, breastfeeding coordinator, local WIC program coordinator, long-term-care consultant, and private practice dietitian. Barb led Noteworthy Creations, Inc., a company dedicated to high-quality nutrition education resources for 17 years. Shes published books and curricula for preschoolers, early elementary, high school, college, and professional audiences.
Barb received a B.S. in Dietetics from Purdue and an M.S. in Human Nutrition from Cornell. She received multiple teaching awards at Purdue, was named Outstanding Dietetics Educator by the Indiana Academy and the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors. In 2018 she was inducted into the Purdue Nutrition Science Hall of Fame and in 2019 was named Indianas Outstanding Dietitian. Earlier in her career, she received the Academys RYDY Award and Purdue Alumnis Outstanding Young Professional Award.


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