Nutrition & Training
- Cindy Chan Phillips, RD, MS, MBA
Director of Nutrition Education, New York Beef Industry Council. CPhillips@nybeef.org
Cindy Chan Phillips, RD, MS, MBA is a registered dietitian, health communicator and mother to twin sons. Currently she is the Director of Nutrition Education of the New York Beef Industry Council. She received her Master of Science in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University, her MBA in marketing in San Diego State University and a Chef certificate from Mohawk Valley Community College Hospitality Program
Cindy presented her original research in children nutrition at the Food and Nutrition Convention and Expo 2012 (FNCE) in Philadelphia on October 9th, 2012. FNCE is the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, featuring some of the latest research in dietary behaviors and nutrition science. Her research was titled "NUTRIENT QUALITY OF CHILDREN’S MEALS AT FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS IN ONONDAGA COUNTY", which also received the Master Prize at Syracuse University, the first won by the Nutrition Dept.
She was the award winner of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pediatric Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group’s Scholarship, the Chinese Americans in Dietetic and Nutrition Scholarship, the Sodexo Internship Scholarship and the Mohawk Regional Dietetic Association’s Scholarship.
Cindy has experience in both clinical and community nutrition. She was the primary dietitian of the Critical Care Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital where she provided medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education to improve the clinical outcome for critically ill patients or patients with acute or chronic disease conditions.
She was interviewed on WUTR-TV for healthy eating advice during the 2012 Heart Run Walk Fitness Expo and was a featured presenter on diabetic education on AgeNet - a TV channel for seniors.
Cindy was active in community service - She was a nutrition counselor to children with Type 1 Diabetes at the Hickory Juvenile Diabetes Camp. She presented nutrition education and cooking demonstration to schools, senior centers in Central NY and corporations such as ECR International. She developed and delivered an extensive 3-week nutrition education program for the Holland Patent School District reaching 606 students/faculty in 28 classrooms in 4 schools.
She served as the chairperson at the Mohawk Valley Chinese Association, Executive Committee member of the Chinese Americans in Dietetics and Nutrition member interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has coached a team of Jr. high school boys to compete in the First Lego League Robotic Tournament.
How did a computer business owner get interested in the nutrition profession? “At a community health clinic in San Diego, I watched the young Latino mothers repeatedly dole out sugared soda and candies to the eager toddlers. This experience prompted my passion to promote healthy eating, particularly among young children. Born and raised in Hong Kong, where Chinese healthy eating is infused in the daily fabric of the culture (that, too, is changing), I could not be more different from the young mothers at the clinic. Yet as a mother of twin toddlers myself, I could identify with the pressure of pleasing our children. I am proud to be part of the solution to improve the nutrition health of America.”