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Joyce Fikri is a licensed dietitian, nutritionist and Nutrition Educator with St. Louis District Dairy Council in the Springfield, Illinois, office. She also serves as the Illinois Information Coordinator and provides nutrition education services to 35 counties. Joyce is a frequent presenter at local, regional and state meetings on a variety of nutrition topics. She is a regular guest on radio and television highlighting the role of dairy foods in a healthful diet.

Joyce is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in home economics with an emphasis in dietetics. She is an active member of Illinois Women in Leadership and Illinois Action for Healthy Kids.

Joyce grew up on her family's dairy farm in Missouri. Her love of dairy foods started at an early age and she has wonderful memories of delicious homemade ice cream, cheese and butter prepared by her mother and grandmother.

The most rewarding part of her job is the opportunity to work with individuals throughout Illinois to provide the latest information on nutrition and dairy foods.