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Rick H.'s Profile
Nutritionist, Professional Nutrition Speaker
A well-known nutrition expert, Rick is a registered dietitian and a nutritionist with a Master of Science degree in human nutrition. He is now on faculty with the nutrition department at Arizona State University where teaches coursework to future nutritionists on diet therapy, nutrition management, nutrition technology, and communications. He is also completing his PhD from the Child Nutrition Academy at Iowa State University.
Rick has served as a nutrition expert on the board for the Arizona Governor's Council on Health, Physical Fitness, and Sports. He has worked as a nutrition consultant for the Phoenix Fire Department. He is an active member of Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN) and is a Past Chair for the Nutrition in Complementary Care Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association.
In addition to his professional life as a nutritionist, Rick is an amateur endurance athlete, a marathon runner, and a five-time Ironman triathlon finisher (distance = 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run). He is currently training for his sixth Ironman competition. Rick is also a successful entrepreneur and was recently recognized by the Arizona Business Journal as one of the elite Forty Under 40 for 2007.
Rick has been featured as a nutrition expert in print, radio, and television media. He has been interviewed for articles in the Asian Wall Street Journal, MSN.com, WebMD.com, Sales and Marketing Management, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Stuff Magazine, the Arizona Republic, Macomb Daily Paper (Detroit), and the Standard-Times (New Bedford, MA).
Radio interviews include WZLX-FM (Boston), KPFK Radio (Los Angeles), WIBC-AM (Indianapolis), WRKO-AM (Boston), WYMF-FM (Milwaukee) and WMBA (Pittsburgh).
Rick has frequently appeared as a featured nutritionist and spokesperson on KTVK News Channel 3 (Phoenix, AZ), ABC 15 (Phoenix, AZ) Sonoran Living, NBC 12 (Phoenix, AZ), KPHO CBS 5 (Phoenix, AZ), and on the Healthy Lifestyles television show on KAZTV (Phoenix, AZ). He was also featured on a nationally syndicated television commercial in 2001.
Rick is a frequently requested nutrition speaker for a variety of meetings, conferences, and annual symposiums.
He has presented recently at the annual conferences of the Alaska, Florida, Washington, and Arizona Dietetic Associations as well as two previous Food and Nutrition Conferences of the American Dietetic Association and the School Nutrition Association.
As a professional nutrition speaker, Rick has also presented at health conferences for Scottsdale Healthcare, Arizona Department of Health, and the Arizona Department of Education. Corporate clients have included Hilco Merchant Resources, the Phoenix Zoo, the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Russell Athletics, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), and Canyon Ranch Health Resort.
He is often asked to speak on issues of health, nutrition, exercise and wellness. He is an expert on child nutrition and the National School Lunch Program.
Rick also often talks to nutrition and fitness professionals on topics related to technology, focusing on tools currently available for professionals in the field of nutrition.