We are proud to announce that our nutritional expert here at DIAKADI, Manuel Villacorta, was recently appointed to a three-year term as national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (ADA)!

The ADA's nationwide volunteer spokesperson network consists of 30 registered dietitians who annually conduct more than 2,000 print, TV, radio, and online interviews about nutrition and healthful eating on behalf of the organization. These registered dietitians who represent the 25 largest media markets as well as specialty nutrition areas are considered some of the country's leading experts in nutrition.

Manuel has so much to offer as one of the leading weight loss and behavior and lifestyle modification specialists in the country! As a part of the ADA, Manuel is one of only two male ADA spokespersons nationwide, and the only male spokesperson on the West Coast. "I feel very honored and privileged to have been chosen by the ADA to fill one of these important positions," says Manuel.  "I look forward to communicating important messages about wholesome food, proper nourishment, and sensible weight management to people across America and throughout the world starting immediately and through 2013."

We are confident that Manuel will support the ADA's vision to "optimize the nation's health through food and nutrition." We are so honored to have him on our team and be a part of his great achievements!

Author: CJ Murfey, DIAKADI Intern