Jodie Shield joined the Nutrition Department as an adjunct instructor in 2013. She is currently President of Healthy Eating For Families, Inc., a nutrition communications company, Editor-In-Chief of the blog Healthy Eating For Families, and creator of the Time To Eat Healthy iTunes recipe app. Shield received her Master of Education degree from the University of Illinois. She has been a consultant in the field of nutrition for more than three decades and is a former national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Shield has taught Nutrition and Dietetics at both Rush University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of two consumer nutrition books, three professional books, and more than 300 articles for consumer magazines, newspapers, and professional journals. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Dietitian of the year by both the Illinois Dietetic Association and the Chicago Dietetic Association.