Diane Welland M.S., R.D.

Washington, D.C.

Nutrition Communications Manager

Diane Welland is the ultimate foodie. A registered dietitian who advises and manages  nutrition and culinary communication programs for several clients, Diane’s expertise lies in translating nutrition research into layman’s terms and communicating nutrition/culinary information directly to health professionals, the media and the general public.  This includes evaluating and monitoring nutrition research, tracking current food and nutrition trends and directing food-related projects.  In addition to working directly with the scientific community, she counsels clients on food policy and regulatory issues and acts as a spokesperson at various trade, government, culinary and dietetic/health professional meetings.

Before joining Kellen she was Public Relations Director for the International Caterers Association, freelance food and nutrition writer, speaker, consultant and award-winning recipe developer, who wrote for a variety of consumer and trade publications, websites and blogs, including Cooking Light, Clean Eating and Today’s Dietitian.  She specializes in stories on food and food trends, nutrition, health and fitness and is the author of several diet and health books in the Complete Idiot’s Guide series.

Diane holds a Master of Science from New York University and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Human Nutrition from Rutgers University.  She is an active member of the American Dietetic Association, Food and Culinary practice group, Les Dames d’Escoffier International and former chair of the Nutrition and Food Science Section of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Diane has a passion for cooking, visiting farmers markets and traveling with her family to foodie destinations.