Barbara Wakeen, MA, RDN, LD, CCFP, CCHP
Barbara Wakeen, is a registered, licensed dietitian nutritionist (RDN – LD) and principal/owner of Correctional Nutrition Consultants where she specializes in correctional foodservice and nutrition consultation nationwide.
Barbara has more than 26 years of correctional experience as a consultant, corporate dietitian and district manager providing foodservice and nutritional consultation to jails, prisons, treatment centers, ICE Family Residential Centers, contract management companies, food processors, manufacturers and food distributors, and also provides expert witness services.
She holds a Master of Arts in Foods and Nutrition w/ Business minor from Kent State University and Bachelor of Science in Home Economics specializing in General Dietetics from The Ohio State University (1980).
She holds many leadership positions including representing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) on the National Commission on Correctional Health Care Board, serving as Chair Elect of NCCHC, serving as Chair of the NCCHC Juvenile Committee, and serving as a member of Academy’s Consumer Protection and Licensure Sub-Committee of LPPC. Barbara also chairs the Dietitians in Corrections for the Association of Correctional Foodservice Affiliates (ACFSA) and coordinates the worldwide Corrections Dietitians’ email listserv for ACFSA.
Barbara is an internationally recognized writer, editor, speaker and expert on Correctional Food Service and Nutrition.