Patty Anson, RDN, LD, CDE is the nutrition expert for University Dining Services (UDS). Her focus is promotion of healthy eating within the college and young adult populations. She coordinates nutrition programming for UDS including nutrition education and nutrition facts/analysis for labeling and allergen awareness. She meets with prospective and current students with food allergies and special nutrition needs and helps them transition from home to the college dining setting.
As part of the UDS leadership team, Anson lends a nutrition focus to all aspects of operation and develops specific wellness offerings in conjunction with Partnership for a Healthier America objectives.
Anson has a bachelor’s degree in clinical dietetics and a master’s degree in nutritional sciences. She has worked in a variety of settings including clinical, food service management, medical clinic, community and consultant to rural hospitals, assisted living centers, nursing homes, home health, early head start and tribal settings. Her interest in food allergy/intolerance peaked when family members were diagnosed with food allergies and celiac disease. She has served as a registered dietitian to University Dining Services since 2015.
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