Results-oriented Dietitian with over 10 years of experience working in various aspects of the health field setting. Dedicated to using evidence-based nutrition to improve patient lives. Expert at program counseling, treatment planning and progress monitoring.
•Provide the highest quality of customer service to all members by greeting them with a welcoming, friendly, energetic and positive attitude at all times.
•Counsel members on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation.
•Asses and analyze dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance (intake and expenditure) of members using FDA approved testing equipment for indirect calorimetry and bioelectrical impedance analysis.
•Provide personalized meal and snack plans to promote achieving short- and long-term goals for performance and good health.
•Address nutritional challenges, such as food allergies, bone mineral disturbances, gastrointestinal disturbances, iron depletion, and iron-deficiency anemia.
•Provide medical nutrition therapy, as needed, to help manage or treat medical conditions.
•Counsel athletes on optimal nutrition for recovery from illness or injury.
•Evaluate nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements, for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy; monitors use of appropriate supplementation.
•Collaborate with the individual's family, physician, coach, and other health professionals, as appropriate.
•Develop resources to support educational efforts for home club and entire company.
•Educate in food selection (grocery store tours, food storage) and food preparation (cooking classes).
•Document nutrition services provided and evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition strategies towards meeting desired outcomes using the Nutrition Care Process.
•Educate and mentor dietetic interns and others as appropriate.
•Develop and oversee company nutrition policies and procedures.
•Advise senior leadership on key nutrition topics and trends with impact on café retail business.
•Develop and deliver nutrition education for food service personnel and members in cafes.
•Responsible for all aspects of WIC and Nutrition services in the East Henrico WIC Office.
•Supervise professional and support employees within the nutritionist programs through observation of work activities, consultation, statistical data and work reviews.
•Provide Nutritional assessment and education to clients.
•Ensure WIC Staff: use VENA (Valued Enhanced Nutrition Assessment) counseling skills to interview, evaluate, counsel & certify WIC participants using all data available, identifying nutritional, medical & health risk factors for participation in WIC in accordance with state, federal and local guidelines.
•Perform at least 10 chart audits per month for each staff member with 95% of all assessments resulting in accurate screening, referrals, documentation, care plan, risk assessment and goal setting per WIC policy and procedure guidelines.
•Assist in creating and implementing the annual State WIC Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Plan and the Strategic Plan for Henrico Health District.
•Assist in providing outreach to physicians' offices, hospitals and community partners.
•Ensures breastfeeding support, encouragement, promotion and counseling is promoted to pregnant and breastfeeding women in clinic.
•Assist in creation of WIC Playbook to improve overall WIC office processes and increase eligible participation rates for the Virginia WIC Program
•Provide skill instruction and motivational coaching in individual and group settings.
•Implement plans and strategies for practice and games to ensure success.
•Provided nutrition assessment to members of the team, parents and coaches.
•Provided individual and group nutrition education on subjects including: hydration, healthy eating, building an athletes plate, pre-workout nutrition, post-work out nutrition, nutrient timing, pre and post-game nutrition, supplements, healthy eating while in school, etc.
•Member, Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association, 2019-present
•Commission on Dietetic Registration certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist ID# 1029810
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