Our dietitians share their extensive knowledge and keen understanding of food and nutrition with all of our business areas, departments, and stores. They provide nutritional guidance in product development to our internal buyers, work with our corporate chefs on recipe development, and manage our monthly health content and nutritional database system. They are responsible for managing our Better Choice shelf tags program and Publix wellness icons to help customers achieve their health goals. They also stay on the cutting edge of nutrition guidelines and wellness trends, helping Publix continue to offer the best options for our customers. All of our dietitians are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Ask a dietitian.
When you have nutrition questions or want to know more about our products—such as nutrition, ingredient, or allergen information—our Publix corporate dietitians are here to help. Just ask, and they will gladly guide you through the products and resources we have available.
Send an email (Publix.Dietitian@publix.com)
Meet our dietitians.
Our dietitians are registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs, LDNs), which means they have completed multiple levels of education and training established by the education and accrediting agencies used by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to earning a bachelor's degree, a registered dietitian fulfills a specially designed and accredited nutrition curriculum, completes an extensive supervised program of practice, and must pass a rigorous registration exam and complete continuing education. Now, meet our knowledgeable and experienced team of Publix corporate dietitians.
Shannon McManus, RDN, LDN
As manager of customer wellness, Shannon leads the way for all Publix nutrition programs and initiatives to help our customers along their journeys to better health. She champions our health and wellness efforts and facilitates cohesiveness across our organization.
After earning a bachelor of science degree in food and nutrition from Florida State University, Shannon completed her dietetic internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist, she has received a certificate of training in adult weight management and completed the childhood and adolescent weight management programs for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
When she’s not at the office, Shannon spends time with her family and keeps up her running and exercise routine.
Liz Chapman, RDN, LDN
Liz graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's in hospitality management and dietetics and a concentration in nutrition and dietetics. She’s a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist. Liz started her career with Publix in 2018 and has since transitioned to her current role as corporate dietitian.
She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in nutrition sciences from Oklahoma State University. In her free time, she likes to try new restaurants, test new recipes on her husband, and spend time with her German shepherd, Teddy.
Anastasia Kyriakopoulos, RDN, LDN
Anastasia earned her bachelor of science degree in food science and human nutrition from the University of Florida. She’s a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist who completed her dietetic internship through Sodexo in the Tampa Bay area and has written various articles on optimal nutrition for health, wellness, and sports. Prior to joining the Publix corporate dietitian team, she worked at Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); as a clinical dietitian for Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida; and served our customers as an in-store dietitian in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Anastasia enjoys being outdoors and including her chocolate Labrador in her adventures.
Nicole Cochran, RDN, LDN
Nicole is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist and a Corporate Dietitian. She received her bachelor of arts from West Virginia University and a bachelor of science in dietetics and nutrition from Keiser University. She is currently pursuing her master of science in nutrition from the University of North Florida. Nicole’s first job was as a front-end clerk at Publix, and prior to rejoining Publix, she worked as a Clinical Dietitian for BayCare and as a Senior Public Health Nutritionist at WIC (Women, Infants, and Children).
Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, as well as making homemade dog treats for her pups Laker, Roxy, and King.
Aria Hetzendorfer, RDN, LDN
Aria earned her bachelor of science in dietetics and nutrition from Keiser University and is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist. Before coming to Publix, she worked as a clinical dietitian for Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, Florida. Aria is a third-generation Publix associate, rejoining the company as a Nutrition Specialist.
Aria is the youngest of five children, and she loves getting together with her family. They enjoy discovering local events to attend, trying out new restaurants, and finding ways to spend more time outdoors. She also loves working out and starts her days at 5 a.m. with her local gym community.