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Bio: Teresa Fair, MA, RDN, LD

Teresa is a registered and licensed dietitian who serves as the Assistant Director for the Nutrition and Physical Activity Division at the Alabama Department of Public Health. She champions ensuring that health and wellness efforts are centered around diversity, equity, and inclusion and believes in taking a realistic approach to anything she encounters.

Teresa frequently shares that a healthy lifestyle is much more than the food one eats and how much one moves.  She approaches wellness from a broad scope perspective, realizing that many things, including what a person thinks, how they feel, where they come from, their social relationships, finances, spiritual beliefs, etc. can influence the choices they make. She aims to utilize these perspectives to serve others by encouraging and empowering them to be their best selves.

Teresa is a graduate of the University of Alabama. Roll Tide! She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Alabama Obesity Task Force, Montgomery District Dietetic Association, and Toastmasters, International.

A proud native of Goodwater, Alabama, Teresa enjoys eating good food, reading (or listening to) good books, traveling, and having fun!!!

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