Brenda Beatty

Brenda Beatty, MPH, RD

Health Educator

Brenda Beatty is a native of Raleigh and a graduate of the Wake County Public School System, where she attended Clarence Poe Elementary School and Charles B. Aycock Jr. High School.  She earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a registered dietitian with over 25 years of experience as a public health professional.

Brenda’s work experience includes serving as Nutrition/WIC Director, prenatal nutritionist and WIC nutritionist in Scotland and Wake County.  She later went on to serve as Project Director for the State of North Carolina’s 5 year National Cancer Institute funded $3.2 million research project entitled Black Churches United for Better Health.  She later served as a church recruiter and lay health advisor for another research project entitled WATCH (Wellness for African Americans through Churches) which was administered through UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

Brenda also has years of experience as author of a nutrition column for the News and Observer, one of North Carolina’s largest newspapers; and as a nutrition consultant for Project Direct, a diabetes education program.  Brenda’s public health experience and more than 12 years of experience tutoring school aged children should prove valuable in her position at the Poe Center.

Brenda currently lives in Raleigh with her husband, Wayne, and their four sons, Wayne II, Sean, Christian and Ethan.

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