Sarah Griswold is the nutrition program manager for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at the Knox County Health Department in Knoxville, Tennessee. She holds an undergraduate degree in dietetics from the University of Dayton and master’s degrees in nutrition and public health from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is responsible for supervising nutrition educators as they counsel WIC participants and ensuring participants’ needs are met in compliance with various local, state, and federal regulations.
Outside of WIC, she serves on the board of the Knoxville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as treasurer. She also works with the East Tennessee Childhood Obesity Coalition and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Tennessee Public Health Association. In 2012, the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognized her with its annual Emerging Dietetics Leader award. Sarah has written numerous articles about public health and is often called upon for media interviews about WIC and nutrition.
She works closely with the University of Tennessee’s Nutrition Department, serving as a preceptor for dietetic interns and public health nutrition students. She is also working with graduate students on numerous research projects studying WIC utilization and enjoys building partnerships to further support the WIC program and the needs of underserved communities.