Blake Metcalf, DCN, RD, LD, CCMS, FAND

Director of Community/Clinical Nutrition

Dr. Blake Metcalf is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and the Director of Community and Clinical Nutrition for ACHE. Prior to joining ACHE, Dr. Metcalf was the Clinical Nutrition Manager for Baptist Health in Fort Smith and Van Buren. He is currently serving as Delegate for the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and also serves on the Board of Directors for the organization. In 2018, he was awarded "Outstanding Clinical Preceptor" from the University of Central Arkansas and in 2019 was awarded "Emerging Dietetic Leader" by the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2021, he received a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from the University of North Florida and became a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He will be implementing a culinary medicine program, teaching nutrition science at ARCOM, and conducting community and clinical research at the Research Institute Health and Wellness Center.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Management
  • Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition
Areas of Interest/Expertise
  • Cardiometabolic disease
  • Culinary Medicine
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