Industry News | April 28, 2005

Subway Dietitian Lanette Kovachi Honored by CDA

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Lanette has served as corporate dietitian for the Subway brand for five years. In this role, she oversees the nutritional information for all Subway menu items and advises the headquarters team on nutrition and health related issues. Lanette was also instrumental in the creation and launching of last year’s F.R.E.S.H. Steps childhood obesity prevention campaign, a multi-layered national initiative designed to raise awareness and educate communities on the need to prevent and treat childhood obesity. She is also a regular contributor to the chain’s Guide to Healthier Living webpage.

“Lanette is a role model for young dietitians,” says Ellen L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N, who is a member of the CDA Board of Directors and Didactic Program Director for Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut. “In her professional career, she has taken on positions of more responsibility and breadth.”

Lanette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut as well as a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of New Haven. She is a Registered Dietitian, a member of the American Dietetic Association and former President of the Connecticut Dietetic Association.

“I am proud to be part of a profession that helps people choose foods that can help promote health and treat disease,” Lanette says. “It is a true honor to receive this award.”

“Lanette’s expertise provides valuable insight into the nutritional needs of our customers worldwide,” says Suzanne Greco, director of research and development for Subway. “As an integral member of our new product development team, Lanette is a strong advocate for our consumers who look to Subway for great tasting healthier food options.”