Rebecca Valdez, M.S., RDN Title: Contributing WriterLocation: New York, New YorkEducation: B.S. in Communications and Public Relations, Boston University; M.S. in Nutrition Education, Teachers College, Columbia UniversityExpertise: Nutrition, sustainable food systems, food and nutrition security, food equity, social determinants of health, intuitive eating- Registered dietitian nutritionist with a master's degree in nutrition education- Advocate for food justice and equity, sustainable food systems and public healthExperienceRebecca Valdez is a registered dietitian nutritionist who's passionate about food justice, equity and sustainability. She empowers clients to advocate for their own health while practicing gentle nutrition and compassionate self-care. She approaches nutrition counseling through a cultural, individualized and weight-inclusive lens.As a nutrition communications consultant, Rebecca combines her love of food, nutrition and storytelling to help brands and organizations problem-solve and craft compelling messages. Her past experience includes working for a child nutrition research and policy center, an urban farm and youth development organization, and a global communications and marketing firm. About EatingWell EatingWell, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, has been publishing award-winning journalism about food, nutrition and sustainability since 1990. Our mission is to share flavor-packed recipes from around the world, celebrating fresh ingredients and the farmers, artisans and chefs who bring them to our table. Through science-backed nutrition advice and smart stories about sustainability, we help readers live their best lives. Learn more about us and our editorial process.