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Patricia Bannan, M.S., R.D. is a Los Angeles-based registered dietitian specializing in nutrition and health communications. She develops news segments for television stations, writes articles for magazines, and serves as a consultant and spokesperson to PR agencies and industry groups nationwide.
Patricia has appeared as a guest expert on more than thirty news shows, including ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC’s Today show. She has written articles for such leading magazines as Self and Shape and has been interviewed by numerous print media, including The New York Times, Newsday, People, Redbook, and Ladies Home Journal. In the broadcast news arena, she worked as a freelance producer and correspondent for CNN’s New York Bureau, where she developed daily news stories and assisted on “Your Health,” CNN’s weekend health show.
Passionate about helping children and adults implement easy steps to improve their lives, Patricia’s creative and doable health messages reach six million people each day through the in-school and corporate wellness programs of Health-E-tips, Inc. As a public relations and food industry consultant, Patricia helps develop strategic platforms and oversees tactical execution for health professional, consumer and media outreach programs.
She graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics and completed her dietetic training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Patricia received a Masters of Science in nutrition communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Prior to Los Angeles, Patricia lived in New York City for several years. She is a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, located just ten miles outside our nation’s capital.