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 amandasholliday@gmail.com

5 responses

  1. Thanks for this info. So much on the internet is “clinical” and so general. Even my talk with the hopsital dietician was hard to get specific questions addressed. Presently in the hospital, my 84-year old mother has just been diagnosed with Diabetes and so now has to”learn” what to be aware of as she plans meals. She has also recently had a bout with diverticulitis, so is presently healing from that— now this. Although my husband is an insulin dependent diabetic, so I have observed his situation these past 10 years, I see my mother’s situation at this age (about 30 years older than he), as a new way of looking at carb counting. Directing me to any specific info that might relate to her would be most appreciated.

    • Hi Melinda,
      Thank you for your kind words and comments. We are working hard to provide information that everyone can find usable. Please feel free to let me know what posts/topics you would find helpful. Amanda

  2. I don’t know if you will be able to help. My sister and I want to get a nutritionist/dietician for my parents for Mother’s/Father’s Day. My dad is a diabetic and my mom has high cholesterol. Both are overweight, my mom being obese. They have both made changes in their life since my dad was diagnosed with type 2, but tend to fall back into bad habits. My dad also eats CONSTANTLY, the food isn’t always bad but it is usually way too much. We thought a nutritionist would be good for them. I really think they just don’t know what is actually healthy and what habits are slowly killing them. How do I go about finding a nutritionist? What should I ask? They live in Tampa, FL which makes it so much harder since I live in NY. Help, if you can! Thank you!

    • Hi Megan,

      Yes, I’m happy to help. The best place to begin is to visit The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website (www.eatright.org). Once not the site you will notice a green button located in the upper right hand corner labeled “Find a Registered Dietitian.” If you click on the button you can input your zip code and find dietitian’s and their speciality in your area.

      I’m also happy to help via Skype if you feel like that would be beneficial. Take Care and best of luck!!


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