Christine Cliff is a registered and licensed dietitian. She is currently the Director of Affairs with the National Dairy Council (NDC). She is the strategic partnership liaison for NDC’s medical partners, which include the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, National Medical Association, and the National Hispanic Medical Association. In addition, she is a lead manager on NDC’s Lactose Intolerance Plan.
For over six years prior to starting at NDC, Christine served as the Training Coordinator and senior Nutrition Specialist for the Illinois Nutrition Education and Training (NET) Program, where she created and coordinated statewide nutrition trainings for school and childcare staff throughout Illinois. She has presented at numerous regional and statewide school, child care and wellness conferences. Ms. Cliff is currently assisting on the Lombard leadership committee for Team FORWARD, an obesity taskforce in DuPage County. She has also recently served as a nutrition education adjunct instructor at Benedictine University in Lisle.
Prior to Illinois NET, Christine was a subacute rehabilitation dietitian at DuPage Convalescent Center in Wheaton and as a registry clinical dietitian for MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn. Christine received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics degree from Northern Illinois University and a Masters of Public Health form Benedictine University. In addition, Christine also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from North Central College. She presented her nutrition research thesis on “30-minute Lesson to Second Graders Increases Nutrition Knowledge” at FCNE 2003 San Antonio, TX and at IDA Spring Assembly 2004 in Oak Brook, IL.
She is an active member of the West Suburban and Illinois Dietetic Associations and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has held positions at the local and state level. Christine is the current IDA Publications Co-Editor and Nominating Chair as well as the 2010 President for the West Suburban Dietetic Association.