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Dr. Mitchel Holliday, EdD, RDN, CDCES, FAND


Prison Food Consulting is led by Dr. Mitchel Holliday and is designed to support organizations and represent individuals dealing with correctional nutrition-related issues and disputes.  

For more than 13 years Dr. Holliday has helped to enhance the nutrition care of the United States largest correctional system and has a broad range of correctional experience including:


  • Health and food service project management

  • Procedure development

  • Quality and process improvement

  • Working with senior executive staff and attorneys on correctional nutrition-related public health and medical issues

  • Administrative remedies

  • Foreign and domestic intergovernmental legal and budgetary communications including, Senatorial, Congressional, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and Office of the President Responses


Select Awards/Honors

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Excellent Award (Management) (2022)

  • United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Outstanding Service Medal (2016, 2019)

  • USPHS Achievement Medal (2009, 2018)

  • USPHS Senior Dietitian of the Year (2017)

  • Heroism Award– The Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (2015)

  • Humanitarian Assistance Award – Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (2015)

  • Up & Coming Award – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians in Healthcare Communities Practice Group (2014)

  • USPHS Dietitian Responder of the Year Award (2012)

  • USPHS Commendation Award (2011)

  • USPHS Junior Dietitian of the Year Award (2010)


Dr. Holliday also has experience consulting with private law firms, state attorney general offices, and public health offices.  He has conducted research and authored numerous publications and presentations on correctional public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, and food service-related matters. 

Complete CV available upon request

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