SeAnne Safaii-Waite, PhD, RDN, LD is a currently a Clinical Dietitian Nutritionist working for St Luke’s Health System in Idaho. She is also an Associate Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Idaho. She has worked extensively in the areas of child nutrition, diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease and healthy aging. She has served on various state and national leadership committees and has written grant proposals collaboratively to fund various community health nutrition interventions. She often speaks on the lifestyle medicine approach to disease prevention.
SeAnne has published in various research journals and authored textbook chapters. Her work has been featured in the Food & Nutrition Magazine, Today’s Dietitian and Diabetescare.net and the McCall Digest. She loves sharing nutrition information in the media, writes for several newspapers, and makes appearances on local television networks. SeAnne and her research colleague Sue Linja recently completed a TEDx Talk on “The Road to 100”. She is co-author of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Food Guide and they are currently working on a book investigating the dietary practices of centenarians.
Her leadership in dietetics has been recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Young Dietitian of the Year Award, the Outstanding Dietitian Award the University of Idaho Community Outreach and Engagement award and most recently the June Yearrington Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also recipient of the prestigious University of Idaho Community Outreach and Engagement award. She is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society. She and her husband John are active supporters of the Idaho Food Bank and currently live full time in McCall, Idaho leading a very active lifestyle cycling, running, skiing, and just about anything that gets them outdoors. She hopes to see her 100th birthday!