Areas of Expertise:
- Family Nutrition
- Food Safety
- Healthful Shopping
- Obesity and Weight Management
With more than 20 years of experience, Dobbins has worked in clinical and outpatient nutrition, launched a consumer nutrition education program for Chicago's leading grocery chain and conducted nutrition communications for the National Dairy Council. In 2011, Dobbins founded Sound Bites Inc., promoting "sound science, smart nutrition and good food." She teaches at Kendall College Culinary School and media coaches other health professionals and culinary experts. A certified diabetes educator, Dobbins holds certificates in both adult weight management and child and adolescent weight management. She was named the Outstanding Diabetes Educator of the Year in 2011 by the Chicago chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and was named the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2004 by the Illinois Dietetic Association. Dobbins has been published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and The ADA Manual of Clinical Dietetics. Dobbins is a graduate of Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and earned a master's degree from the University of Missouri.