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Dr. John Westerdahl - Director of Health Science & Bragg Health Foundation

Dr. John Westerdahl, PhD, MPH, RD, CNS is the Director of the Bragg Health Foundation. In addition to his position with the Bragg Health Foundation, Dr. Westerdahl also serves as Director of Health Science for Bragg Live Food Products, Inc. Dr. Patricia Bragg calls Dr. Westerdahl , "a young Paul Bragg; because of his lifelong personal commitment to nutrition, fitness, health and wellness."

Dr. Westerdahl is an internationally recognized authority in the field of nutrition and wellness. He is a Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Master Herbalist, Board Certified Anti-Aging Health Practitioner, Health Educator and Health Scientist.

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A graduate of Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Dr. Westerdahl's Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health and doctorate degrees are in the fields of food, nutrition and health education. Previously, Dr. Westerdahl has served as Director of Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine for Castle Medical Center in Hawaii, Senior Nutritionist for Shaklee Corporation, Director of Nutritionist for Dr. McDougall's Right Foods, Inc., Director of the Murad Inclusive Health Center and Nutrition Editor for Veggie Life Magazine. His popular radio talk show, "Nutrition and You," and television show, "Tasty and Meatless," reached thousands every week throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Dr. Westerdahl is a member of several scientific and profession societies including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Dietetic Association, the American College of Nutrition, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who's Who in Science and Engineering and has received national awards for his contributions in the fields of complementary and integrative medicine, and vegetarian nutrition.

Bragg Nutritionist Receives National Recognition
& Appointment to Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Santa Barbara, CA , March 19, 2015

John Westerdahl, PhD, MPH, RD, FAND, Director of the Bragg Health Institute and Director of Health Science for Bragg Live Food Products, has been elected to be the next Chairman of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (VNDPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Dr. Westerdahl, who currently serves as Chair-Elect of the vegetarian nutrition group of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, will assume leadership as Chairman in June 2015. The VNDPG of the Academy is the leading authority on evidence-based vegetarian nutrition for food and nutritional professionals, medical and health care professionals and the general public. The mission and vision of the Academy’s VNDPG is to optimize global health and well-being by creating and disseminating vegetarian nutrition educational materials, support cutting edge research on plant-based and vegetarian diets and develop influential public policy.

In addition to Dr. Westerdahl’s elected position as head of the scientific vegetarian group, he received a special recognition as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy recognizes its members as a Fellow when they have made significant contributions to the field of dietetics and have lived up to the Academy’s values of customer focus, integrity, innovation and social responsibility. This designation recognizes Dr. Westerdahl’s commitment to the field of dietetics and celebrates his professional accomplishments and pursuit of life-long learning in the science of nutrition.

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