Lona Sandon, MEd, RD, LD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. As an American Dietetic Association Spokesperson, she puts scientifically based nutrition information into consumer friendly language for the public. Ms. Sandon was named the 2005 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Texas Dietetic Association and received the 2006 Dallas Dietetic Association Excellence in Media Award and the 2007 Excellence in Media Award from the Texas Dietetic Association. Ms. Sandon holds a Masters of Education in Education Technology from the University of Texas, Brownsville and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Minnesota. She completed a one-year dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics (now Fairview University Hospital). Ms. Sandon has a personal interest in wellness and sports nutrition and exercise. She is a certified fitness instructor by the American Council on Exercise and a Level III YogaFit instructor. Daily exercise of cycling, aerobics, yoga, or weight training is just her way of life. She has ten years experience in leading fitness and wellness classes for multiple health and fitness centers. She is frequently contacted to speak for community events and employee health and wellness programs.