Publix Dietitians

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Publix Dietitians

Our dietitians share their extensive knowledge and keen understanding of food and nutrition with all of our business areas, departments, and stores. They provide nutritional guidance in product development to our internal buyers, work with our corporate chefs on recipe development, and manage our monthly health content and nutritional database system. They are responsible for managing our Better Choice shelf tags program and Publix wellness icons to help customers achieve their health goals. They also stay on the cutting edge of nutrition guidelines and wellness trends, helping Publix continue to offer the best options for our customers. All of our dietitians are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Ask a Dietitian

When you have nutrition questions or want to know more about our products—such as nutrition, ingredient, or allergen information—our Publix corporate dietitians are here to help. Just ask, and they will gladly guide you through the products and resources we have available.

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Meet Our Dietitians

Our dietitians are registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs, LDNs), which means they have completed multiple levels of education and training established by the education and accrediting agencies used by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to earning a bachelor's degree, a registered dietitian fulfills a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, completes an extensive supervised program of practice, and must pass a rigorous registration exam and complete continuing education. Now, meet our knowledgeable and experienced team of Publix corporate dietitians.

Shannon McManus, RDN, LDN

Shannon McManus

As manager of customer wellness, Shannon leads the way for all Publix nutrition programs and initiatives to help our customers along their journeys to better health. She champions our health and wellness efforts and facilitates cohesiveness across our organization.

After earning a bachelor of science degree in food and nutrition from Florida State University, Shannon completed her dietetic internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist, she has received a certificate of training in adult weight management and completed the childhood and adolescent weight management programs for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

When she’s not at the office, Shannon spends time with her family and keeps up her running and exercise routine.

Jennifer Patzkowsky, MS, RDN, LDN

Jennifer Patzkowsky

Jennifer, a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist, earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in nutritional sciences with an emphasis in health promotion while completing her dietetic internship with University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She also received a certificate of training in adult weight management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

On her days off, Jennifer likes to explore new culinary trends at local restaurants.

Kalee McGee, RDN, LDN

Kalee McGee

Kalee holds a double bachelor of science degree in dietetics and public health nutrition from Kansas State University. She completed a dietetic internship in Sarasota (Florida) County Schools Food and Nutrition Services and worked as a nutrition analyst for School Nutrition Services in the Polk County (Florida) School District, menu development and specialized diets.

Outside of her role at Publix, Kalee enjoys traveling and expanding her knowledge of nutrition and exercise.

Holly Lewis, RDN, LDN

Holly Lewis

Holly earned her bachelor of science degree in health and human services from University of Tennessee. After completing her dietetic internship through the University of Northern Colorado, she worked as a dietitian in the Food and Nutrition Services department at UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Prior to joining the Publix corporate dietitian team, she served as an in-store dietitian for our customers in the Tampa Bay area.

When Holly is not at work, she enjoys exploring Tampa Bay.

Anastasia Kyriakopoulos, RDN, LDN

Anastasia Kyriakopoulos

Anastasia earned her bachelor of science degree in food science and human nutrition from the University of Florida. She completed her dietetic internship through Sodexo in the Tampa Bay area and has written various articles on optimal nutrition for health, wellness, and sports. Prior to joining the Publix corporate dietitian team, she worked at Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and as a clinical dietitian of Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and served our customers as an in-store dietitian in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Anastasia enjoys being outdoors and including her chocolate Labrador in her adventures.