Nutrition Unscrambled Welcomes New ENC Staffer Anna Shlachter

Nutrition Unscrambled

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.

Anna Shlachter MS, RD, LDN

Anna Shlachter, MS, RD, LDN is the Program Manager, Nutrition Research and Communications at the Egg Nutrition Center

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