Kathleen S. Duran-Thal, RDN, LD
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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Kathy joined Cooper Clinic's Nutrition Department in 2012 and holds more than 30 years of experience in health coaching.
Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from Southwest Texas State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She completed an internship at Parkland Hospital and other Dallas-area hospitals, and was a clinical dietetic technician and manager of nutrition care at Presbyterian Hospital. She is a member of the American Dietetics Association and the Dallas Dietetics Association.
Since training at the Culinary Institute of America, Kathy has enjoyed her association with chefs in fine restaurants and hotels around the country. She provides menu analysis, health promotions and health-related nutrition seminars for groups of all sizes.
Kathy authored the Cookery Classics cookbook and served as a nutrition consultant for Dr. Roy Vartabedian’s top ten bestseller, Nutripoints. She was also the nutrition consultant for Casey Meyers’, Walking. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show and CNN demonstrating her talent of imparting technical information in easy-to-understand terms.
Since 1985, she has served as Director of Nutrition for Cooper Healthy Living at Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas where she is responsible for menu planning, food purchasing, analysis of menu plans and nutrition workshops.