Why Barbara Ann?

Barbara Ann’s goal is to assist you in selecting foods and planning meals to meet your  nutritional needs at any age. Through B.A. Hughes & Associates, LLC, she treats individuals with chronic disease conditions through medical nutrition therapy.

You can be sure she is qualified to help you because of her extensive training, earned credentials, and recognition.

  • Education: PhD, MPH (Masters of Public Health), MA, MS, and BS degreesDr. Barbara Ann Hughes and additional graduate studies provide a firm academic basis and training in evaluating the new information she uses in her work.
  • Credentials: RD, (Registered  by Commission of Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), LDN (Licensed by the NC Board of Dietetics and Nutrition), and FADA/FAND (Fellow of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) demonstrate that she has met/exceeded the standards of her profession.
  • Selected Awards: N.C. Health & Wellness Trust Fund Leadership In Obesity Award, 2007  (NC Power of Prevention Awards); Award For Excellence In Consultation And Business Practice, 2005 (Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics); Medallion Award  2004 (Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics)

Over her career she has taken leadership roles in the profession, serving on the Raleigh Human Relations Commission and the Wake County Board of Health & Board of Human Services, as President of Association of NC Local Boards of Health and the Southern Health Association, and in many roles at a national level with the American Dietetic Association.  Her experience as an educator, consultant, speaker, and community leader has given her a broad understanding of issues in the community and provides context for her therapeutic work.