Betsy B. Holli

Title: Retired Nutrition Educator

Location: Wheaton, Illinois, United States

Betsy Holli, Retired Nutrition Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nutrition and dietary education.

Originally intending to go into the mathematics field, Dr. Holli was encouraged to take courses in college that also interested her. When she took a food science and nutrition course, she felt it married her passion for cooking and baking in an academic atmosphere. After learning more about the field, she decided to pursue a degree in nutrition. This decision gave way to a successful career spanning more than three decades. Prior to retiring in 2004, she served as a professor of nutrition at Dominican University, as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois Medical Center, as a health center nutritionist at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, as an assistant director of dietetics at the University Hospital in Ann Arbor and as a clinical dietician in Ann Arbor, MI and Columbus, OH.

Dr. Holli earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts in 1955 and continued her education at Ohio State University, receiving an MS in 1959. She later earned an EdD from Northern Illinois University in 1981. With many accomplishments to celebrate in her career, she cites publishing a book as one she is most proud of. Her husband encouraged her to write and she has published multiple works such as, “Nutrition Counseling and Education Skills for Professionals,” “Communication and Education Skills: The Dietitian’s Guide,” “Communication and Education Skills for Dietetics Professionals”  as well as contributions to articles, professional journals and book chapters. Dr. Holli published a number of these books with her former student, Dr. Judith Beto. In her career, she was involved with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Illinois Dietetic Association, the Dietetic Educators of Practitioners, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Nu.

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