Kellogg’s Breakfast Council Panelists

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As part of our continued commitment to bring our best to you every morning, we’ve created the Kellogg’s Breakfast Council — six independent experts dedicated to helping all of us understand nutrition information and how to incorporate nutritious foods and habits into our diets. The Council includes a pediatrician, as well as nutrition experts in the fields of community, child and school nutrition, food security, public health, family and consumer science and application of culinary skills to health and nutrition.


By providing a diverse mix of academic insight and practical opinion, each member plays a vital role in helping to guide our company so that we can better support you and your family.



2011 Kellogg’s Breakfast Council Panelists


Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, PhD, RD, FADA

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Carol Byrd-Bredbenner is a professor of nutrition and extension specialist in the Nutritional Sciences Department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses.


Her research interests focus on investigating the impact of cognitive and environmental factors (advertising, media, nutrition labeling and portion sizes, for example) on dietary behaviors and health outcomes, and developing recommendations for nutrition communications and health promotion interventions.


Holley Grainger, MS, RD

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Holley Grainger is a nationally recognized lifestyle, culinary, and nutrition expert and mom of two young daughters based in Birmingham, AL. She has instructed millions of accomplished and aspiring home cooks how to make simple, healthy, family-friendly meals through online video, media appearances, speaking engagements, national news segments, online instructional guides and social media. Her approachable style allows her to authentically advance nutrition and culinary information in a credible and relevant way.


Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

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Dayle Hayes is an award-winning author, educator and nutrition coach. In her writing and presentations, she brings a delightful blend of practicality and pizzazz to everyday nutrition advice. Her creativity and common sense have made her a sought-after speaker and workshop leader for professional and consumer groups across the country.


As a parent, nutritionist and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle is dedicated to improving school nutrition environments. Based in Billings, Montana, Dayle works on school nutrition issues across the US for federal and state agencies, school districts, private foundations, non-profit groups, and agricultural groups.


Laura Jana, M.D.

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Laura Jana is an Omaha-based pediatrician and health communicator. Well recognized nationally for her ongoing efforts to promote healthy lifestyles for children, Laura offers credible practical parenting advice to new and expectant parents.


Having first served as a consultant to Dr. Benjamin Spock, she went on to co-found The Dr. Spock Company in 1999 and then subsequently founded her own company — Practical Parenting Consulting.


Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger MS, RD, LDN, CPT

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Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger, registered dietitian and certified personal trainer, is founder of Hispanic Food Communications, a food communications and culinary consulting company based in Hinsdale, Ill.


A leading expert in cross-cultural Hispanic cuisine as it relates to nutrition and health, Sylvia uses her in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious Hispanic population.


Susan Stephenson-Martin, MS, CD/N

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Susan Stephenson-Martin has 18 years’ experience in nutrition, 13 of which have been in community nutrition. Her key areas of interest include minority health, food safety in low-income households and food assistance programs.


Her position at Rutgers*, which is New Jersey’s Agricultural Experiment Station, is part of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and is designed to assist limited-resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.


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