I proudly serve as the president of National Dairy Council and immediate past-chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and have been committed to cultivating a culture of wellness for more than 30 years. I am a native of Chicago, and one of my personal passions is to lead the new way people talk about nutrition and agriculture.
As a dietitian and a mother, I am passionate about child health and wellness. I was one of the four principal architects of Action for Healthy Kids, and have served on the Leadership Round Table for GENYOUth Foundation. At home, I enjoy helping keep my family healthy and active by encouraging them all to eat right and get at least 10,000 steps a day
Nutrition is made possible by the farmers who produce the food. I hope to broaden the conversation about food to include more about what is happening on the farm. Learn with me on my journey to connect dietitians with farmers, as I share my stories to help people learn more about nutrition, agriculture, and sustainability.
Jean Ragalie-Carr, RDN, LDN, FAND is President of National Dairy Council, a non-profit organization founded by America’s dairy farmers over a century ago. NDC is dedicated to translating science-based health and nutrition information to help improve public health. In her role, on behalf of nearly 45,000 dairy farmer families, Jean drives strategy and programs that bring organizations together to create change where it’s needed. Committed to a culture of wellness, Jean has served over the course of her career as a clinical, public health, and business and communications dietitian, creating and fostering powerful partnerships from the White House to the school house. She has worked with organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the National Football League, the GENYOUth Foundation, and Let’s Move! to improve public health, help children eat right and move more, fight hunger, and educate people about healthy, sustainable food systems. As a visionary in the health and wellness arena, Jean’s critical thinking skills and business acumen make her uniquely qualified for her current position as Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, which supports scholarships, awards, research, and public awareness to elevate the dietetic profession and empower the public on food, nutrition and wellness. Jean has been active in the Academy at the local, state and national levels, and through the Foundation is sharing her personal passion as she works to connect and engage registered dietitians and other health and wellness professionals with agriculture.