Bridget Swinney MS, RD is an award-winning author and well-regarded nutrition expert in the field of prenatal nutrition, child nutrition and family eating matters. A frequent speaker and media guest, she is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition.
Bridget has worked as a clinical dietitian, public health nutritionist, WIC Program Director, diabetes educator and weight loss group facilitator. She is the author of three books: Baby Bites: Everything You Need to Know about Feeding Babies and Toddlers in One Handy Book; Eating Expectantly: The Practical and Tasty Guide to Prenatal Nutrition and Healthy Food for Healthy Kids; The Practical and Tasty Guide to Child Nutrition. She is co-author of the Healthy Heart Formula.
Eating Expectantly won the Child Magazine's Top Ten Parenting Books of the Year, and Baby Bites was awarded a 2008 iparenting.com Media Award.
Bridget began her specialization in health communications, when she served as Media Spokesperson for the Colorado Dietetic Association. Bridget’s media interviews number in the hundreds and include: Good Morning America, Weekend Today, Later Today, The Food Network, WGN, CNN Accent Health and Fox on Family. She has also appeared on local networks in Colorado Springs, San Francisco, Atlanta, El Paso, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.
Bridget’s writing has appeared in Parenting Magazine, Parent’s Magazine, Healthy Kids Magazine, American Baby Magazine, Babycenter Magazine, Baby Talk, Parent’s Expecting, and Baby. She has been quoted in Working Mother, Child Magazine, Baby Talk, The Chicago Tribune, and newspapers across the country. She has served as an online expert for Babycenter.com and iparenting.com, and as a consultant to Gerber.
Bridget has served as spokesperson for Procter & Gamble, Ross Laboratories, Kraft, Mead Johnson, Unilever and American Milk Producers, and has conducted satellite media tours and radio tours broadcast across the country.
Bridget brings a very practical aspect to her work. She works at home where she is the mother of two teen boys, and volunteers with her local district's School Health Advisory Council.