LUCILLE BESELER, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE

Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN,LDN,CDEis president and owner of the Family Nutrition Center of South Florida. She is a registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist and certified diabetes educator.

Lucille Beseler established the Family Nutrition Center of South Florida in 1991, as one of the first nutrition practices pioneering HMO coverage of nutrition services dedicated to pediatrics. FNC has developed into a comprehensive practice providing a variety of services in multiple locations, employing registered dietitian nutritionists who provide services to all age groups and many corporations. Lucille Beseler is a passionate advocate for the role of nutrition in improving health care outcomes. “We must prove that nutritional care can reduce health care costs by improving outcomes. We must increase consumers’ access to nutrition services, while protecting the public’s health.”

Beseler created two subsidiaries of Family Nutrition Center to focus on wellness and nutrition reimbursement: Family Nutrition Communications, a wellness and events staffing company creating unique nutrition screening programs utilizing registered dietitian nutritionists at more than 300 high-profile events including golf tournaments, tennis opens, street festivals and home and garden shows; and Bill it! MNT, a billing and practice management company created specifically to perform insurance billing for RDNs.

Beseler is a professional speaker and author of Nurturing with Nutrition: The Essential Guide for Feeding Infants and Toddlers (Bazarte and Beseler 2003), as well as many articles and publications. She received Florida International University’s 2009 Paths of Public Health Award in Nutrition and Dietetics for community work in the area of childhood obesity. Beseler is a consultant at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

A leader in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for many years, Beseler currently serves as the 2016-2017 President.  She served for nine years as chair of the Florida Dietetics Nutrition Practice Council – the state licensing board for dietitians and nutritionists – and received a public service award from the Florida Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsA past president of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Beseler received the organization’s Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award in 2007 and 2010. She served on the South Florida Health Care working group, appointed by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Beseler is a graduate of Queens College – City University of New York and earned a master’s degree from New York University.