Diane Beth, MS, RD, LDN
Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch
N.C. Division of Public Health
Diane coordinates the North Carolina Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Coalition, NC Healthy Eating by Design program (which includes work in sustainable food systems and community gardening), the African American Churches Eating Smart & Moving More Initiative and many others. Diane provides nutrition leadership and guidance and ensures integration of nutrition (with an emphasis on systems and environmental change) with multiple agencies. She also builds partnerships with local, state, and national nutrition and physical activity programs and develops nutrition programs for local health departments and their partners.
Ms. Beth has over 25 years experience in public health and dietetics. Prior to her current position Diane served as the Community Nutrition Team Leader for the Durham County Health Department. In that capacity, Ms. Beth developed and administered nutrition education programs in the community. Diane also served as the Nutrition Program Director with the Johnston County Health Dept and in her home state of Ohio, coordinated community nutrition programs in two local health departments and served as a Cardiovascular Disease outreach dietitian with the Seiler Corporation.
Diane received a Master of Science degree in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University. She also completed a dietetic internship at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Diane is an active member of the American Dietetic Association, the North Carolina Dietetic Association and the Durham/Chapel Hill Dietetic Association. She is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist.
Ms. Beth is recognized for her leadership, communication, collaboration and integration skills. In 2009, the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors presented her with the Outstanding Leadership for the National Council of Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Coordinators award. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented her with a Leading by Example award.
Diane is passionate about food, good health and life. She enjoys trying new recipes, dancing, hiking, and sharing time with family and friends. Diane resides in Raleigh, NC with her wonderful husband, Ray.