Rebecca Turner is a registered dietitian and certified sports specialist in dietetics (CSSD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She serves as nutrition affairs program manager for the Southeast Dairy Association, where she conducts television, radio and print interviews on nutrition throughout Mississippi and Louisiana. In addition, Rebecca is the co-chair for the Mississippi Action for Healthy Kids Team and addresses childhood undernourishment and obesity prevention.
Prior to joining the Dairy Association, Rebecca worked for The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi. While serving as obesity program coordinator, she secured funding to implement dairy education and to support expanding school breakfast programs through a grant from Fuel Up to Play 60 and the Southeast Dairy Association. Rebecca has experience as a wellness dietitian and is a former certified fitness coach for Stretch and Grow, the world’s largest children’s fitness program.
Rebecca received her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received an award for outstanding academics. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a Master of Science degree in nutrition and food systems. In 2009, she was nominated for the Mississippi Dietetic Association’s Most Outstanding Dietetic Intern. Recently, she was recognized for her professional achievements by appearing in the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Spotlight. Rebecca is an active member of several professional associations, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness. In 2011, Rebecca was appointed state regulator specialist by the Mississippi Dietetic Association.