Ruth Schneider, RD, MPH - Diet and Nutrition

Ruth Schneider reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Ms. Schneider is the Dietetic Internship coordinator and a clinical assistant professor at Idaho State University. She also has a private practice in Boise, Idaho. She served as nutrition education specialist for the WIC program (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), administered through the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare, from 1980 to 1982. She wrote training manuals for WIC paraprofessionals in 1991.


American Dietetic Association
Dietitian, State of Idaho

Healthwise Knowledgebase Content Reviewed

Nutrition and diet information for a variety of Knowledgebase topics, including:

Lactose Intolerance
Healthy Eating
Childhood Obesity
Healthy Weight
High Blood Pressure


BS, Foods and Nutrition: University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 1975
Dietetic Internship: Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1976
MPH, Nutrition: University of California, Berkeley, 1980

Academic Appointments

Dietetic Internship Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor, Idaho State University, 2001–present

Clinical Experience

Therapeutic Dietitian, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID, 1976–1978
Public Health Nutritionist, Central District Health Department, Boise, ID, 1978–1979
Nutrition Education Specialist, Idaho WIC Program, Boise, ID, 1980–1982
Consultant Dietitian, Private Practice, Boise, ID, 1982–present

Professional Affiliations

American Dietetic Association
Idaho Dietetic Association

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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