Julie Patterson - IAND President

Practice Area:
I am currently an Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University in the department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Wellness. I teach undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses and my research area is health care practices that influence breastfeeding outcomes.

Years of Service and Positions Held:
I have served with the IL Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for more than 8 years as the Secretary, Council on Professional Issues, Public Policy Chair, State Regulatory Specialist and President

Favorite part about being an RD:
The field allows us a platform to connect with individuals from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the positive impact that food and nutrition can have on health and wellbeing. 

Hobbies or Favorite way to spend your time:
My favorite way to spend my time is with my Husband and our 3 kids, Gabriel (11), Nathan (9) and Kayleigh (7). We love boating, water skiing, snow skiing, biking and camping.