Becky Hand
Registered dietitian; author, 'The Spark Solution'

Becky is the registered dietitian of the free weight-management and healthy-living website SparkPeople.com, America’s largest diet and fitness website by unique monthly visitors. She developed SparkPeople’s gimmick-free nutrition guidelines and coaches people as they transition to healthy lifestyles. She provides reliable nutrition information and simple healthy eating techniques through articles, blogs, message boards and online demonstrations. She has edited, written chapters for, and consulted on SparkPeople’s books, including a NY Times bestseller, and is the lead author of The Spark Solution (HarperOne, 2013).

Offline, Becky works at a hospital in Batesville, Indiana, providing nutritional care to patients and improving public health community-wide. Becky leads adult group weight-loss programs and a family weight-management program. She designed the hospital’s prenatal care class. Becky helps with school gardens, and conducts cooking demonstrations and family mealtime competitions. To support farmers, Becky works to bring local foods into the cafeteria.

Becky shares her passion for healthy living by volunteering for the Boy Scouts, her local library, 4-H clubs, and sports and band booster clubs.
Becky has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Cosmo Girl and The Huffington Post, on which she is a blogger. She also has a local radio show.

Certifications

CDR Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, level 2, completed 2011

CDR Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management, completed 2008

Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Certified Dietitian by the state of Indiana

Licensed Dietitian by the state of Ohio

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Oh; M.Ed. in Community Health Education, 1988

University of Cincinnati Hospital, Dietetic Internship, 1984

Marian College - Indianapolis, Indiana; B.S. in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics, 1983