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Heather Ray

Heather Ray


Heather Ray is a registered dietitian and an award-winning journalist and editor currently residing in Des Moines, Iowa. She earned a master of science degree in nutrition and dietetics. In her leisure time, she enjoys baking, archery, kayaking, and hiking—hoping to someday trek all 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

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