Lynn Umbreit, MS, RD, LD

2010 Excellence in Weight Management Practice Award

Lynn Umbreit

Congratulations to Lynn Umbreit, MS, RD, LD who has been selected as the Excellence in Weight Management Practice Award Winner, which is sponsored by Slim-Fast.

Ms. Umbreit has been a leader and innovator in our field for more than 30 years. She is a registered dietitian specializing in obesity, weight management, behavior and lifestyle change. She is currently a professional weight management coach and care manager for the Southwest Endocrinology Weight Management Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Previously she was on the staff at Clinical Nutrition Center in Denver, the Diet Modification Clinic and the Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX and St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ.

Lynn Umbreit has been a leader in the health care field for more than three decades as a registered dietitian/licensed nutritionist working with individuals, special population groups, health clubs and corporate clients to promote healthy weight and health through healthy eating and physical activity. Since 1979, she has worked with medical doctors and clinics specializing in medically-supervised weight management. Lynn has served as a nutrition counselor, consultant, speaker, author, and educator to numerous individual and corporate clients, health clubs, schools, universities and medical facilities during her career. As a leader in her profession, she has served as chair for the Weight Management (WM) and Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness (SCAN) DPGs.

About Michele

I am the Director of Curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Much of my current focus is in nutrition and preventive health, curriculum design and management, educational technology, e-learning, and website development in support of health education. I hold a PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition Science from Emory University, a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Georgia State University, and a BS in Engineering Sciences from Aurora University. I completed my postdoctoral work at Emory University in cell nutrient biology while receiving additional training as a health educator. After leaving Emory University, I served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Georgia State University (GSU), where I taught undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses and conducted my research in tailored web-based weight intervention programs. In addition to my responsibilities at GSU, I also served as a Health Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in Atlanta, GA. My work at the CDC included “translational” research, which focused on evaluating the most current research in the area of overweight/obesity and chronic disease and summarizing the findings in written materials targeted for health professionals and the lay public. I also served as the Chair of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, a 4,800+ member subgroup of the American Dietetic Association specializing in weight management.

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