Anne Cundiff is a Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian that helps regularly advise Hy-Vee dietetic customers on developing personalized nutrition plans, conducting community presentations, and providing nutrition counseling for various medical conditions.
The Iowa Beef Industry Council's collaboration with Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians like Anne Cundiff is a crucial step in promoting healthy eating habits among Hy-Vee dietetics customers. With the alarming rise of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, it has become increasingly important to educate the public about the importance of a balanced diet that includes lean protein sources like beef.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, with obesity, heart disease, and diabetes being the most prevalent. The US obesity prevalence was 41.9% in 2017 – March 2020 while heart disease is the leading cause of deaths for men, women and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. Additionally, diabetes affects approximately 37 million Americans and is a leading cause of kidney failure, amputations, and blindness.
The link between nutrition and chronic disease is well established, with a balanced diet being a critical component of disease prevention and management. Lean protein sources like beef provide essential nutrients that are vital to maintaining good health, including protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. However, the quality and quantity of beef consumption are equally important, and that's where the collaboration between the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians comes in.
Anne Cundiff and other dietitians work closely with customers to create personalized nutrition plans that incorporate lean protein sources like beef, along with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. By working with Hy-Vee dietitian customers, they can address specific dietary needs and provide guidance on portion sizes, cooking techniques, and meal planning to promote optimal health and prevent chronic diseases.
Anne Cundiff is a Registered Dietitian and a valuable partner to the Iowa Beef Industry Council. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish from Creighton University and her internship in Dietetics at Iowa State University. With over 20 years of experience, Anne specializes in developing personalized nutrition plans, conducting community presentations, and providing nutrition counseling for various medical conditions.
She is passionate about promoting healthy eating habits and helping people achieve their wellness goals. As a trusted expert, Anne collaborates with the Iowa Beef Industry Council to educate consumers on the nutritional benefits of beef and how it can fit into a balanced diet. Contact Anne at [email protected] for more info.