June M. Thompson, RDN, FAND
June M. Thompson, RDN, FAND has been a member of NOBIDAN (the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition) for the over 15 years, serving on a variety of committees and is currently past chair. June is a Renal Dietitian with Fresenius Kidney Care for the past 38 years and a consultant for Family Affair Care Group, Inc which provides service to adults with intellectual disabilities.
During her career, Mrs. Thompson taught a variety of classes in nutrition at N. C. A&T State University (it should be noted that Mrs. Thompson is a proud alumna of N.C. A&T State University, having obtained her BS in Home Economics with a specialty in Clinical Nutrition in 1979, and her MS in Foods and Nutrition in 1984, respectively).
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) conferred the title of “Fellow” to Mrs. Thompson in September 2017, she received the NOBIDAN “YAM” (You Are Magnificent) award in October 2020 and was voted Dietitian of the year in 1996 by the National Kidney Foundation. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Renal Practice Group (RPG), is also very involved with the North Carolina Counsel of Renal Nutrition, and other local and community organizations as well. She believes that nutrition is not just a job, but a type of "ministry" as well. June has also worked with the Guilford County commissioners on a variety of projects including food distributions to help those in underserved communities, especially during the initial Covid “lock-down”. June is also a member of the Health Ambassadors committee at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic diseases in the Black community through its churches.
June served on the committee that developed the National Baptist Convention “tool kit” which contains materials to improve the understanding of a variety of chronic diseases. It is available on the Academy website. June Thompson generally looks for causes which, in the end, have both the ability to help serve as many members of the community as possible with factual information, or to help as many members of the community as possible with medical services. Both are a necessity for complete service to any community, and for the healthiest community possible. June is also currently working with the Academy’s Health Equity and Diversity Affinity Group, the Diversity and Inclusion committee and Historically Black College and University (HBCU) faculty members to not only increase the number of Dietitians of color but, to increase the understanding of their struggles while becoming a Registered Dietitian.
In her personal life, she is married to Tony L. Thompson for 41 years. They are the proud parents of two adult children, Kenya Danielle and Tony Lee II. She is a lifelong resident of Greensboro, and a proud North Carolinian.