better4you Advisory Board
The better4you Advisory Board is comprised of nine leading national authorities who help us shape programs and advise clients on a range of communications issues. They also serve as valuable sounding boards and message testers for our campaigns and strategic approaches. They include prominent experts on consumer nutrition, health, medicine, pediatrics, fitness, weight management, and well-being. From time to time they blog on this site, contributing observations on industry trends, insights and news.
RUTH CAREY, R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D.
Ruth is a nationally known nutrition consultant with a specialty in sports nutrition, as well as nutrition for fitness, cardiovascular health and weight control. She is a Board Certified sports dietitian, she has been a motivational lecturer on fitness and nutrition. She has appeared on Good Morning America and the Today Show and produced “Snacking and Kids,” an educational video for parents on how to guide the snacking habits of their kids.
Alison Rhodes is “The Safety Mom,” an expert in child safety dedicated to educating parents on ways to keep their kids safe, from baby-proofing the house through her babyproofing company Safety Mom Solutions to raising safe teenage drivers. She has been a sought-after guest on many national television shows including The Today Show, Fox & Friends, CNN International, CNBC Squawk Box and The Doctors, and has been featured in such publications as American Baby Magazine, Parents, BabyTalk, The New York Times, and Expectant Mother Magazine.
SANDRA WOODRUFF, MS, RD, LD/N
Sandra is a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist, and author of many books on healthy eating and cooking, including “The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking,”" The Good Carb Cookbook,” and “The Complete Diabetes Prevention Plan.” During her career she has maintained a private practice specializing in helping people improve their diets for the prevention and management of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other diet-related health problems. She is a frequent media guest and has appeared on Oprah Winfrey, The Lifetime Network, and QVC television.
AMY HENDEL, R-PA
R-PA is a Physician Assistant/Health Coach and nutrition expert, and author of The 4 Habits of Healthy Families (BenBella Books 2010). She is past host of PBS’s HealthZone and Doctors On
Call and Westwood One Radio Good Eating Good Living. She was the host and producer of Healthy Home segments on HouseSmarts. She currently writes blogs for www.healthcentral.com, www.healthcorp.net.
She is an expert and coach on ivillage.com and hosts health and lifestyle streaming videos on www.healthguru.com and www.healthination.com.
She’s been seen on Today, The Early Show and The 700 Club. You can read more about her at www.healthgal.com.
Michael is a well-known celebrity trainer and fitness expert and the developer of his own unique fitness technology, Integrated Motivational Fitness™ integrates the body-mind-spirit connection for optimal energy and health. In addition to being a leader in the industry and an author, Michael is a recognized fitness personality and has been a guest expert on ABC’s The View, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, Entertainment Tonight, VH1, E, Extra, FitTV, HGTV, and CNN. Among his high-profile clients have been Reese Witherspoon, Toby Maguire, Julianne Moore, James Spader, Meg Ryan, Christian Slater, Sela Ward, Matt Dillon, Slash, and Dennis Quaid.