Neva Cochran, owner of “Eating Beyond the Headlines,” is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Dallas, Texas. She serves as a nutrition communications consultant to a variety of food and nutrition organizations and is a frequent speaker at local and state Academy conferences. She is passionate about promoting fact-based food and nutrition information to help people eat beyond the headlines and enjoy a variety of nutrient-rich foods. She currently serves as a consultant for Bayer U.S. Crop Science, the Calorie Control Council, Bigelow Tea, Kemin Human Nutrition and Health and the Leafy Green Marketing Agreement. In addition she is a member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Beef Expert Speakers’ Bureau, a Fruit and Vegetable Ambassador in Action for the Produce for Better Health Foundation and a volunteer expert for the Council on Biotechnology’s GMO Answers initiative.
A familiar face in the media, Neva has participated in over a 1000 newspaper, magazine, radio and television interviews about nutrition across the country. Since 2012 she has contributed a monthly nutrition article for Southern Dallas County Business and Living Magazine and for 20 years was an ongoing columnist, researcher and writer for Woman’s World magazine. She was also a freelance nutrition writer for Maximum Fitness and The Female Patient magazines for five years each.
An active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she has served as President of both the Dallas and Texas Academies, a national Academy media spokesperson, a member of the House of Delegates, Chair of the Academy Foundation and member of the Board of Directors. She was a 2012 recipient of the Academy’s Medallion Award and the 2016 Texas Academy’s Outstanding Preceptor Award. She earned a BS in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s in nutrition from the Texas Woman’s University. She completed a dietetic internship at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.