Meet the 2019 Agents of Change

It’s no secret that the world of food is changing. Today, more than ever, what we eat plays a role in ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for people and the planet. This is a future in which nutrition professionals, environmental experts, farmers, chefs, public health authorities, food retailers and food companies must work together to drive transformational change.

2019 agents of change

Unilever launched the Agents of Change program in 2015, celebrating the innovators who are improving health and wellbeing through food and healthy eating. This year, we’re proud to partner with an inspiring group of dietitians who—like Unilever—are guided by a vision of food that tastes good, feels good and is a force for good.

Through Unilever’s Agents of Change work, as well as other partnerships, our product innovations, our approaches to sourcing responsibly, and our consumer outreach, we’re working to secure a healthier, more sustainable future for all. We know there’s work to be done. We believe dietitians are uniquely suited to be powerful Agents of Change, because they touch people’s lives in so many ways. A single recipe, a practical tip, even a beautiful Instagram photo, can spark something small that over time can add up to a big change.

Meet the 2019 Agents of Change:

Alex Aldeborgh, MS, RDN Daisy Beet

Alex is a food blogger who uses creative outlets to showcase that healthy eating can be simple, affordable, and delicious.

Cara Harbstreet, MS, RDN, LDN Street Smart Nutrition

Cara is a nationally recognized food and nutrition expert who founded her own private practice focusing on sports nutrition, intuitive eating, and applying the Health at Every Size model for clients in the Kansas City area.

Chelsea LeBlanc, RDN, LDN Chelsea LeBlanc RDN

Chelsea has a love for veggies and chocolate. Her nutrition philosophy is everything in moderation “A spoonful of healthy with a pinch of treats”.

Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN Lively Table

Kaleigh is a food-loving registered dietitian, wife, and mom helping to find joy in the kitchen with delicious real-food recipes and wellness tips. Her food philosophy is “Eat what makes you feel good.”

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN Once Upon a Pumpkin RD

Maggie has a love of food and nutrition by way of pumpkins. She works with millennial women who are sick of fad diets and want to learn how to nourish and love their bodies for life.

Malena Perdomo, MS, RDN, CDE Malena Nutricion

Malena loves to blog about food and nutrition in English and Spanish. She is also an adjunct professor of nutrition at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LDN Milk and Honey Nutrition

Mary Ellen is a behind the blog Milk & Honey Nutrition. She has been interested in nutrition since she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at five years old. She loves to create healthier low-sugar meals, snacks, and desserts.

Natalie Rizzo, MS, RDN Nutrition a la Natalie

Natalie works full-time for herself as a Media and Sports Dietitian. She writes for national publications, speaks to large audiences and partners with companies as a spokesperson.

Tawnie Kroll, RDN Krolls Korner

Tawnie’s focus is on sharing nutrient rich and easy-to-make-meals. She is also a Pilates instructor at BEYOND Studios in Clovis, CA and loves teaching on the reformer!

Taylor Johnson, RDN, LDN Roots Reboot

Taylor works in the ICU at the largest hospital in Washington, D.C. by day. She is a Food Photographer, Recipe Developer and Founder of Roots Reboot by night.

Get involved

We are always looking to evolve our program and partner with inspiring Registered Dietitians. We’d love to see how you are helping your community, patients, clients or consumers make food that Tastes Good, Feels Good and is a Force for Good. Join the conversation with #UnileverAgentsOfChange. If you have any specific questions about the program, please reach out to Gina Ruskie ( to learn more!

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