Kim Milano, PhD, RDN is the Program Director and Visiting Assistant Professor for the Nutrition Science program at North Central College. She is a registered dietitian with over 30 years of experience in nutrition counseling and patient care. Kim has educated nutrition students and other healthcare professionals for the past 10 years in both academic and clinical settings. She has taught introductory nutrition courses, graduate level nutrition counseling and served as a clinical preceptor. Kim recently completed an international collaborative project to educate physicians and other health care from more than 20 countries on the identification and management of feeding difficulties in children.
Her research broadly focuses on eating behavior in children and adults and more specifically on sensory or experiential reasons for food rejection and food choice. In particular, she has focused her research on food selectivity or picky eating behavior and developed interventions to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Kim was part of an interprofessional team that developed a classification system for identifying feeding difficulties in young children. She is active in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and in the promotion of healthy eating behavior.