Margaret Pauly is a registered and licensed dietitian at UAMS. While she always had a love of good food, she became a believer in the impact of food on the body after being diagnosed with high cholesterol in her forties. She was able to lower her total cholesterol by 100 points with diet and exercise alone and continues to follow a healthy lifestyle. When she found herself at a crossroads in her career, Margaret decided to go back to school to become a registered dietitian. She is the Culinary Nutritionist for the UAMS Culinary Medicine program where she facilitates weekly cooking classes. She uses her previous skills in sales and marketing to promote the Mediterranean Diet lifestyle across campus and in the community.
Margaret is also the Executive Director of the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a membership organization of over 600 dietitians in Arkansas. She was the 2019 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for Arkansas. You may also find Margaret on Facebook under the name “Foodtritionist” where she likes to blog and post about nutrition, lifestyle changes for health, cooking, and the benefits of exercise.