Amanda S. Holliday MS, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian, Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Coordinated Master’s Program in Public Health Nutrition within the Department of Nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her areas of expertise include medical nutrition therapy and nutrition and aging. She teaches several courses, these include: Medical Nutrition Therapy (I, II, Case Seminar), Nutrition and Aging, Nutrition Assessment and Counseling, Advanced Nutrition Experience (clinical) and a 480 hour hospital-based practicum for future Registered Dietitians. She leads a nutrition clinic at the Orange County Department on Aging and works with several other disciplines to incorporate nutrition and aging into their core course offerings. Mrs. Holliday is also an active nutrition blogger and her blog 3 Square Meals: A Nutrition Blog for Older Adults receives between 100-300+ hits per day.
Mrs. Holliday serves in several leadership roles within the field of nutrition. She is the Past-President of the North Carolina Dietetic Association and Past-President of the Durham Chapel Hill Dietetic Association. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has served on the Nutrition Informatics Taskforce within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Health Advisory Board for the Orange County Department on Aging. Other professional affiliations include the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group, the Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Practice Group and the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Practice Group. She also serves as faculty advisor to the Healthy Heels student group. Mrs. Holliday began this organization during her first year at UNC to train undergraduate students how to prepare healthy meals in their residence halls. Some former leadership roles include serving as the North Carolina Dietetic Association’s Licensure Liaison.
Mrs. Holliday also implemented the first performance based clinical ladder for Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietetic Technicians and one of the first electronic health record that included the Nutrition Care Process/International Dietetic and Nutrition Terminology within the State of North Carolina. Mrs. Holliday completed her undergraduate training in nutrition and geriatrics from Appalachian State University in 2000, and received her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from Rush University in 2002. In 2011, The Gillings School of Global Public Health honored her with the highest teaching honor given, The McGavern Teaching Award. She is also the recipient of the American Dietetic Association’s Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the Year Award (2010), the Delta Omega Excellence in Teaching Award (2009) and the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Teaching Innovation Award (2013 and 2014).
Mrs. Holliday can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org