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Wellness Nutrition


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Wellness Nutrition

  1. 1. My Specific Interests:     <ul><ul><li>Sports Nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wellness Nutrition for Individuals and Families in Order to Achieve Optimal Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Child Obesity and Optimal Child Nutrition </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Julieann M. Lamy, RD 1 8 Village Drive Northborough, Massachusetts [email_address] 508-393-7469   <ul><li>Back in 1995, when I was 25 years old, I realized that nutrition and optimal health was a passion and an ambition.  I attended college and received a Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition through the CUPS Program at Framingham State College.  Shortly after graduating, in 2001, I suffered a moderate stroke. I was only 32 years old and had not had a chance to become a Registered Dietitian. I had to relearn to walk, struggle with vision problems including double-vision and &quot;shaking&quot; vision, and adjust to life as a disabled person.  Eight years later in 2009 I beat the odds, recovered almost 100% of my prior function level and was determined to pursue my once-forever lost nutrition career.  I applied to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians on January 9, 2009. I quickly realized how much nutrition had changed  between the time I graduated until now.I did not pass, missing by one point. I reapplied and took the exam again on March 13, 2009. This time I passed with ease.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>I have experienced a resurgence of my passion for wellness nutrition that I believed was forever gone. My goal here is to find employment whether it be by self-employment or with a company, to promote health-enhancing nutrition.  My interests are presented on the following slides. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sports Nutrition <ul><ul><li>Optimal &quot;Performance Nutrition&quot; for the adult ametuer, professional, and the &quot;Weekend Warrior&quot;. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educating student athletes at the high school and  collegiate level by offering workshops at local schools. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wellness Nutrition     <ul><li>My definition of &quot;Wellness Nutrition&quot; is a preventative approach to nutrition in order to reduce and/or eliminate risk factors for diseases.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>There are many barriers for the Wellness Dietitian; from deceptive food marketing targeting children as well as adults, conflicting media reports regarding what foods are &quot;good&quot; and what foods are &quot;bad&quot;, and the perception that healthy foods equal tasteless foods. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Many ways the Wellness Dietitian can tear down these barriers include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaining publicity for wellness nutrition messages through written articles, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public speaking in schools and companies, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educating health and other professionals that, in turn, educate the public on sound, proven nutrition practices, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimize opportunities to gain visibility in local communities through participation in town events, the local Small Business Administration, and sponsoring local children's sports teams. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Child Obesity and Optimal Child Nutrition <ul><li>Child Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Child obesity is a serious and unprecidented problem  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Today's children have a lower life expectancy than their parents  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Wellness Dietitian must aim to prevent child obesity by promoting sound nutrition and exercise education. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optimal Child Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children are a very special population in terms of nutrition education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Wellness Dietitians need to focus nutrition education efforts towards interactive, hands-on learning lessons  such as cooking classes. </li></ul></ul>