Nutrition and activity became a very important part of my life whenever my Mother had back surgery. This was followed by walking for therapy and I became her partner. The result of the therapy was that Mom made an excellent recovery and I found something that I still use. About the same time, my interest in nutrition began to grow and together with the walking, they became tools that I have continued to use all these years later because they help me to stay strong and have a good sense of wellbeing.
In my early twenties, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and put on medication. I also made some food changes and guess what? My blood pressure became controlled and the doctor took me off the blood pressure med! That made an impact on me that would lead to my future in nutrition.
Since graduating, more than 25 years ago, I have worked in nursing homes, kidney dialysis, home health, outpatient diabetes care, corporate consulting, facilitated group diabetes education, supermarket tours, and community outreach.
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern, (1993)
- Certified Diabetes Educator, (CDE since 2002)
- American Council on Exercise Certified Health Coach (ACE-CHC since 2016)
- Managing health issues with nutrition for more than 25 years
- American Association of Diabetes Educators
- Dallas Dietetic Alliance Immediate Past President 2018-2019
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Louisiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics