Maria Kennedy, MPH, RD, LDN

Maria Kennedy, MPH, RD, LDNMaria completed her undergraduate degree in Food Science with a minor in nutrition in 1993 and completed her Master of Public Health – Nutrition Degree from the UNC School of Global Public Health in 2012. Maria is a Registered Dietitian and is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist.
She has a strong passion for helping others learn about disease prevention through nutrition & wellness. Maria is also very interested in women’s health, prenatal nutrition and diabetes management. She has served as a volunteer in Food and Nutrition Services since 2009 at Rex Hospital and completed her dietetic internship at UNC Hospital in the fall of 2012. During her time at UNC she composed the nutrition care protocol for the outpatient high risk obstetrical clinic at UNC Hospital and wrote her Master’s thesis “Nutrition Care Protocol for Women Diagnosed with Diabetes During Pregnancy”. On a personal note Maria has two children and has worked very hard to reach and maintain a healthy weight.