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United Dairymen of Idaho expands health and wellness, communications teams

MERIDIAN, Idaho (Oct. 3, 2016) — April Bruns, Calla Chapin, and Greg Kreller recently joined United Dairymen of Idaho. Bruns is a health and wellness manager for the Idaho Dairy Council based in Twin Falls who serves the Magic Valley and Eastern Idaho. Meanwhile, Chapin and Kreller work in the organization’s Meridian headquarters as an IDC wellness coordinator and integrated communications manager, respectively.

April Bruns, RD Health and Wellness Manager

April Bruns, RD
Health and Wellness Manager

“The solid talent and skills April, Calla, and Greg bring to our team will translate well in our industry as we work with various partners in the areas of youth health and wellness, community relations, and digital communications,” United Dairymen of Idaho CEO Karianne Fallow said. “And like the rest of their colleagues here, they’re committed to helping Idaho’s dairy farm families succeed.”

Bruns and Chapin will serve as vital links supporting nutrition science and research to educators, school food service professionals, and health professionals.

A registered dietitian nutritionist and licensed dietitian, Bruns spent the last 15 years working as a consulting dietitian with doctors, companies, and hospitals in the Magic Valley, as well as the Idaho Dairy Council. She also has worked as a clinical dietitian at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls. April graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in food science and human nutrition and completed her dietetic residency at Madigan Army base in Tacoma, Wash. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Calla Chapin Health and Wellness Coordinator

Calla Chapin
Health and Wellness Coordinator

Chapin earned a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from the University of Idaho in May and is currently studying for her RD exam. She has worked for and interned at the Idaho Food Bank, plus she interned at the University of Idaho’s Canyon County Extension as a 4-H Healthy Living intern.

Chapin also earned her ServSafe Certification and food safety permit from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Greg Kreller Integrated Communications Manager

Greg Kreller
Integrated Communications Manager

In addition to promoting the state’s dairy industry through events and publicity, Kreller will manage the organization’s website and social media presence. An accomplished Web editor and award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of newsgathering experience, Kreller most recently worked as multimedia editor at the Idaho Press-Tribune in Nampa following several years as a staff photographer. He also served as photo editor at The Taos News in New Mexico.

He earned his B.A. in photo communications from Texas Tech University and obtained a mobile and social media certificate from Poynter New University.

About United Dairymen of Idaho
The United Dairymen of Idaho protects and promotes the Idaho dairy industry and dairy farm families through outreach, nutrition counseling and partnerships with consumers, dairy processors, retail outlets and farmers and their families. UDI is the parent organization of both the Idaho Dairy Council and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association. Visit IdahoDairy.com for more details.

About the Idaho Dairy Council
The Idaho Dairy Council provides nutrition education to the entire state of Idaho as a nonprofit organization supported by the United Dairymen of Idaho. The council provides free, science-based nutrition resources to educators, students, health professionals and the public via curriculum, materials, funding, and nutrition instruction.

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