My name is Anna Shlachter and I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and the newest member of the ENC staff. I am the Program Manager, Nutrition Research and Communications. I previously worked in a public health setting as the Nutrition Education Coordinator/Senior Dietitian for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For those of you who may not know WIC is a breastfeeding and education program that serves low income individuals. Supplement foods are also a part of the program and eggs are a part of the food packages.
One of my many goals is to be an active member and hold leadership roles in professional groups. I have held multiple positions but at current I am the Immediate Past President for the Illinois Dietetic Association. In addition, I am the American Dietetic Association’s Let’s Move Liaison for Illinois. As you can see, I have a passion for educating professionals and the public.
I have spent the last week becoming acquainted with the Egg Nutrition Center and the American Egg Board and its partners. I think this will be an amazing experience. I look forward to working on projects promoting our high quality affordable protein source, the EGG, and the evidence based research we have to show its benefits.
I’ve already gotten a variety of egg questions and puns from family, friends and peers. One common question was “How much can there be to know about an egg?” and I can tell you that this week I’ve gotten to know some of the endless opportunities of egg. I even have an Eggcyclopeida at my fingertips. I found the cooking equipment interesting . I’m sitting here thinking I may have to go home and use our omelet pan for a yummy omelet full of veggies!
Although “blogging” is an area I am just starting to explore; I have been active on other social media arenas. I am egg-cited to network with other professionals through blogging.