S. WELLMAN, PhD, RD, FADA
Wellman is professor of dietetics and nutrition at Florida International
University, the public university in Miami. There, she directs the
National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging, funded
by the federal Administration on Aging. Areas of nutrition expertise
include aging, public policy, sports, nutrition screening and marketing,
as well as consumer education and food labeling.
dietitian Wellman is past president of the 70,000 member American
Dietetic Association (ADA), the nation's largest group of food and
nutrition professionals. During her high profile ADA presidency, the
Nutrition Screening Initiative, a national campaign against elder
malnutrition that is backed by a coalition of 36 prominent aging organizations,
was launched; the National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics, ADA's
public information center, opened; and collaboration with professional
and trade associations, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians,
FMI and IFIC, was strengthened. Dr. Wellman currently serves as national
co-chair of the Nutrition Screening Initiative.
As national media spokesperson and ADA Ambassador from 1982 through
1990, Dr. Wellman has been cited hundreds of times in the national
popular press and has appeared regularly on TV and radio. She has
testified before US Senate, House of Representatives and FDA Advisory
has been a member of committees on food labeling at the National Academy
of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and has also written for the National
Academy Op-Ed Service. Dr. Wellman currently serves on the USDA National
Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory
Board, International Food Information Council Foundation Board of
Directors and United States Tennis Association Sport Science Committee.
of numerous awards, Wellman is certified as a charter Fellow of the
American Dietetic Association and is a member of the American Society
for Clinical Nutrition and American Academy of Sports Medicine. She
holds a doctorate from the University of Miami and a master of science
degree from Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition.