About the Publisher
Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a certified nutritionist who has been involved in health, nutrition and wellness for more than 40 years. Barbara completed her undergraduate degree in an area of concentration in dietetics & institution management from Western Kentucky University, a dietetics internship from Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Maryland. She is a nationally recognized author who has presented seminars on nutrition and wellness across the country.
Barbara successfully published two regional health magazines in Kentucky and southern Indiana, Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine (12 yrs) and Kentuckiana Healthy Woman Magazine (5 years).
Barbara’s two books, Fast Facts on Fast Food for Fast People and High Energy Eating, have been featured in many national magazines such as McCall’s, Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Soccer Magazine and Tennis Magazine. Barbara’s High Energy Eating workbook has been used by the National Championship University of Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball team and also the University of Tennessee’s National Championship Football Team.
Barbara served as sports nutrition consultant to the United States Navy SEALs (8 years) and University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). While under contract by the Department of Defense, Barbara wrote a performance nutrition manual for the Navy SEALs BUD/S training program and a chapter in the Navy’s Diving Manual on nutrition.
Barbara worked as a program reviewer for child nutrition programs for the Alaska Department of Education while her family was stationed at Fort Greely, AK in the early 1980s. She was contracted by the Alaska Department of Education to write a Program Manual for Family Day Care Centers.
Barbara was appointed to the Tennessee Governor’s Council on Wellness and Physical Activity due to her outspoken advocacy regarding nutrition and exercise strategies for children in Clarksville, TN while her husband served in the Army at Fort Campbell, KY.
Barbara has been a nutrition consultant for the Humana Active Outlook Magazine and served on the Humana Active Outlook Medical Advisory Board both of which deal with senior care under Medicare.
Barbara’s magazines served as a corporate sponsor for the Louisville chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and has been involved in Greater Louisville, Inc. Barbara received the 2002 NAWBO Woman Business Owner of Distinction Award.
Barbara is also an active member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American College of Sportsmedicine (ACSM). With a successful weekly radio show on Talk Radio 1080 AM for over 12 years and a regular segment on WHAS’ noon news, she is able to reach thousands of listeners with her important health and fitness messages. Barbara’s fitness routine includes running, cycling, hiking and strength training.
As parents, Barbara and her husband of 36 years, Ordie, who is an oral surgeon, have tried to be good role models for their three grown sons. All three sons are involved in healthcare. Chris has a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) and an M.B.A. from Yale in Leadership in Healthcare. He’s been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and has developed a new company for Aetna dealing with all aspects of Health Care Reform where is Chief Operating Officer. Son, Geoff, is an interventional cardiologist in a private practice in Jasper, IN. Son, Jon, a physician with an MBA, is specializing in Radiology at Wake Forest. The Days have eleven grandchildren – seven girls and four boys.