Meet the NAP Challenge Dietitians

Dori MitchellDori Mitchell, MS, RDN

I’ve been interested in how nutrition plays a role in cancer and other diseases almost since the beginning of AICR – starting in 1985. As part of the AICR team, I’ve kept up with the research and enjoyed answering the public’s nutrition questions. I find contributing to AICR’s materials especially satisfying because I know how much it can help those with cancer and their families have a sense of control over their health. My mother died of lung cancer over ten years ago; so I really can relate to the fears and frustrations of those who ask for AICR’s help.

AICR’s New American Plate Challenge is such an exciting new program. I was thrilled to help develop and launch the test program with our first small group of participants and to continue to help the thousands more you have participated. Our feedback surveys show that participants develop new habits and skills and most lose weight or waist inches and get more active. I’m looking forward to working with everyone who has decided to take the Challenge.

Angela HummelAngela Hummel MS, RDN, CSO, LDN

I joined AICR as a specialist in oncology nutrition, I am excited to share the message about cancer prevention. Because of my experiences working with cancer patients – both clinical and educational – I am passionate about helping people make positive diet and physical activity changes, whether to reduce cancer risk or for healthier survivorship.

AICR’s New American Plate Challenge is a great way for you to move toward a diet shown to be cancer preventive and to get more active. I’m ready to work with you – to provide support, encouragement and expertise along your weight loss journey.

Alice BenderAlice Bender, MS, RDN

I love helping people find ways to make the healthy choices a little easier in their lives. I’ve been with AICR since 2009, translating the science into practical steps Americans can take to eat smarter, move more and feel better.

We developed AICR’s New American Plate Challenge with you in mind ­showing how you can make simple, every day choices that will help you lose weight and lower your risk for cancer and other chronic diseases. As you try each new challenge, we’ll be with you every step of the way with tips, tools, recipes and support and encouragement. And if you choose to share your journey with other Challengers, you may get even more support and tips to make changes and stick with them.