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I am a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian, and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. I speak English and Spanish. My passion is to use the training and experience I have gained in the practice of Nutrition and Dietetics to guide you to attain and maintain optimal health to the end of helping you to live your best life ever.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Health Science Degree (BSHS) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers University. I completed a 1200-hour internship and am registered with the Commission on the Accreditation of Dietetics Education. Before achieving the above, I received an Associates of Science Degree (AS) in Food and Nutrition from Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California. I bring to the table many years of experience working as a Clinical Dietitian in several Acute Care Hospitals, as an Outpatient Dietitian in Adult and Pediatric Diabetes Centers, Long-Term Care, Public Health, Dialysis and Private Practice. I maintain my professional credentials by attending workshops, seminars, webinars, through on-line courses and by keeping current with the latest research articles pertinent to the field of Nutrition and Dietetics.
With healthcare coverage being such a controversial issue these days, the best thing we can all do for ourselves is to become healthy and remain as healthy as possible, for as long as we can, to avoid the need to use the Healthcare System. That means we need to understand how to feed our bodies so that it continues to function at its optimum level. We also need to resolve to engage in at least thirty minutes of moderate to intense physical activity every day, we need to reduce stress, get at least eight hours of restful sleep each night and yes, we need to be willing to change behaviors that can be a prelude to illness.
As the Father of Medicine once said, "let thy food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be thy food”. Hippocrates