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Rebecca Valdez

Rebecca Valdez, MS, RDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist passionate about food justice, equity, and sustainability. She currently works as a public health dietitian with WIC where she counsels on healthy eating and mealtimes to help women and children develop a healthy relationship with food. She is also a freelance writer and nutrition communications consultant. Rebecca earned her BS in Communications from Boston University and MS in Nutrition Education from Columbia University.
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