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Ruth Ann Foster

Congratulations to Ruth Ann Foster for graduating from the Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition program with the Summa Cum Laude designation. Ruth recently completed the UNC Chapel Hill Nurse Refresher Program to reactivate her RN license. As a nutrition researcher and health advocate, she has testified at the North Carolina Legislature since 2006 and has worked with numerous representatives including Senator Kay Hagan in North Carolina and Washington DC, educating on food-related issues. Prior to raising and homeschooling three children, Ruth worked in the film and television industry. She pioneered non-linear, aka computer film editing in Hollywood, New York, Toronto, Dublin, and London. Her interest in nutrition began when working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. While raising her family, the importance of nutrition in health grew from a hobby into an obsession, directing her towards doctoral studies.

Across her varied careers, the common thread in Ruth’s body of work includes a passion for inspiring others through innovative problem solving and creative information sharing. Combining her careers in nursing, film production and nutrition, her next goal is to produce a documentary highlighting the importance of magnesium in drinking water. Best of luck, Ruth!