Neva Cochran is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Dallas. She serves as a nutrition communications consultant to food, nutrition and agriculture organizations and is a frequent speaker at local and state Academy conferences. She is passionate about promoting fact-based food and nutrition information to help people eat beyond the headlines and enjoy a variety of nutrient-rich foods. An active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the district, state and national level throughout her career, she currently serves on the Academy Honors Committee, the Academy Foundation’s Philanthropy Council and as Secretary of the Dietitians in Business and Communication Dietetic Practice Group. She was a 2012 recipient of the Academy’s Medallion Award and the 2016 Texas Academy’s Outstanding Preceptor Award. She earned a BS in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s in nutrition from the Texas Woman’s University and completed her dietetic internship at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.