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Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, is an award-winning author, educator, and nutrition coach. In her writing and presentations, she brings a delightful blend of practicality and pizzazz to everyday nutrition advice. Her creativity and common sense have made her a sought-after speaker and workshop leader for professional and consumer groups across the country.
From her home base in Big Sky country—Billings, Montana—Ms. Hayes writes a newspaper column and appears frequently on TV and radio as a nutrition expert. She has been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Prevention, Fitness, Self, Shape, Today’s Dietitian, and numerous other national publications.
In recognition of her leadership and professional dedication, Dayle Hayes has received several honors and awards, including Montana Dietitian of the Year, an Excellence in Nutrition Education Award, and an American Dietetic Association Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice Award.
Ms. Hayes authored Moving Away from Diets and Put Your Best Food Forward; developed on program for parents, “Fit Kids = Happy Kids”; created 5 A Day Bingo; and produced several videos, including: “Body Trust: Undieting Your Way to Health and Happiness” and “Getting a Head Start with 5 A Day.” Her video series on healthy eating, “Pro-Heart Kitchen: The Food-Heart Connection,” received two awards, including the Anita Owen Award for Innovative Nutrition Education Programs for the Public and an Outstanding Community Health Promotion Program Award from CDC.
As a parent, nutritionist, and member of the School Nutrition Association, Ms. Hayes is dedicated to improving school nutrition environments. She collected dozens of school success stories for Making It Happen, a joint CDC-USDA project; wrote a chapter on communicating with students in Managing Child Nutrition Programs: Leadership for Excellence; and developed two popular kits (School Wellness: A Golden Opportunity and Enriching Family Mealtimes) for school health leaders and educators. In 2008, she co-authored the
Position of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11 Years.
From 1994 to 1998, Ms. Hayes served on The American Dietetic Association (ADA) Board of Directors where she chaired the Public Initiative Team and Technology Task Force. She served as president and media spokesperson for the Montana Dietetic Association and is currently Chair of the School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group, as well as co-chair of Billings Action for Healthy Kids.
Dayle Hayes graduated summa cum laude from University of Massachusetts-Boston and received an MS in community health education from Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst.