The Dairy Alliance
For more information about The Dairy Alliance, please visit their website.
For northern Virginia and Washington, DC, please contact the American Dairy Association North East.
Mary Martin Nordness, MA, RD, LD, CHES
Director of Nutritional Affairs
Mary Martin Nordness is a registered dietitian and certified health educator. She serves as nutrition affairs director for The Dairy Alliance, where she conducts television, radio and print interviews on nutrition throughout the Southeast. Nationally, she has been interviewed for WebMD, Cooking Light, Teen Vogue and Eating Well. In addition, the National Dairy Council tapped Mary Martin to serve as National Dairy Council Ambassador for several years.
Prior to joining The Dairy Alliance, Mary Martin had extensive experience as a medical nutrition therapist in Baton Rouge, La. While serving as community wellness coordinator, she appeared in numerous media segments, planned health education programs and conducted health screenings throughout southern Louisiana.
Mary Martin received her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned a Master of Arts degree in health and kinesiology from Southeastern Louisiana University, where she was recently named health and kinesiology alumni of the year. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves as past-president of the Alabama Dietetic Association. In 2011, Mary Martin was named “Emerging Dietetic Leader” by the Alabama Dietetic Association and Outstanding Dietitian in 2013. Most recently, she was honored as Spotlight Alumni by the College of Public Health at Samford University in 2015.