I was tempted to title this page, "blah, blah, blah" but it occurred to me that some of you may actually be curious about what led me to this point in my career as a dietitian...that is, working as a supermarket dietitian. Believe it or now, working in the retail-food environment has been a life-long goal. 

As a Registered Dietitian, I've had many wonderful opportunities to explore different areas within the field of nutrition. My first exposure to the world of dietetics was as an undergraduate student at Cornell University. As a work-study student, I had the great fortune of working for Cornell Cooperative Extension with Dr. Anne Kendall. A seed was planted...Dr. Kendall was working with Wegman's Supermarkets to provide supermarket tours for children. I participated in these tours and ultimately provided a few tours of my own. 

Fast forward...I finished my degree at Cornell and moved to Boston immediately after graduation. Once I had finished my graduate degree, I quickly explored opportunities to work in the public school system in Boston to learn more about the school meal programs. Another seed was planted....

My first job after graduation from Boston University was working for the Massachusetts Department of Education, USDA Child Nutrition Programs. be continued (read more at Neighborhood Nutrition.)

Educational Background

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree, Cornell University
  • Master's of Science Degree, Boston University
  • Dietetic Internship, Boston Medical Center (formerly Boston City Hospital)
Barbara Ruhs, MS, RD, LDN
On a more personal note...

When I'm not saying "cheese" for the camera, you can typically find me somewhere outdoors. If I could travel everywhere I'm my bicycle, I would -- riding my bike for some reason makes me extremely happy. Fortunately, I lived in Boston for more than a decade and was able to log more miles on my bicycle than any other mode of transportation. Now that I live in Phoenix, I don't ride to work anymore. I live too far from my office (no, really) and during the summer months it is just too hot. I'll also takes a gi-normous effort to get me out of the house in the morning (meditate, walk the dog, feed the garden, brew the coffee....agh!). 

I'll refrain from writing another ten pages "about me," but I'll post some pictures -- you will get a pretty good idea of who I am (I think) know what they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words!"

Seize the day folks!

My doggie

Tennis anyone?
It's a Grand Canyon alright!
Harvie...or is that Carlos?