Shonika Kwarteng is an EDC training and technical assistance (TA) associate, an expert in child nutrition, and a registered dietitian. A passionate child nutrition program advocate, she is dedicated to promoting healthy child development and brings over 20 years of experience designing and administering quality nutrition programs. She has extensive expertise with the Head Start community; the Child and Adult Care Food Program; early childhood nutrition (including prenatal, breastfeeding, infant, toddler, and preschool); and continuous improvement.

Kwarteng is a key member of EDC’s National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety team. Prior to joining EDC, she served as a child nutrition director for Head Start of Greater Dallas, a nutrition services consultant, and a child nutrition compliance specialist. Earlier in her career, she was a nutrition services coordinator and a clinical nutritionist.

Kwarteng holds an MBA from Troy University and a BS in Nutrition and Food Science from Auburn University. She completed a Georgia Division of Public Health Dietetic Internship, with an emphasis on public health, community health promotion, disease prevention, and networking with partners.