Instructor in Food and Nutrition
Food and Nutrition Program
Courses I Teach:
NUTR 376: Principles and Applications of Nutrition
NUTR 378: Nutrition for Fitness and Sport
NUTR 465: Community Nutrition
NUTR 453- Practical Applications in Nutrition and Health
NUTR 415: Dietary Supplement and Herb Use
NUTR 481: Nutritional Education, Counseling and Theory
My Professional Experience:
I have been fortunate to have a variety of experiences that I am able to bring into the classroom and use to enhance my students' learning. I started my career as a registered dietitian as a consultant for long term care with MEP Healthcare. In this position I covered 9 LTC facilities and had over 500 residents. As I began to think about starting a family, I wanted to reduce the travel that came with consulting, so I became the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Evansville, IN. Through my work in a clinical setting, I began to realize that I wanted to be involved in more wellness and preventive healthcare services. I changed practices areas and started working for an insurance company, Welborn Health Plans in their Welcare department. In this role my love for wellness continued to grow but I also started working with athletes. I quickly discovered that sports nutrition was my biggest passion!
Throughout the years I have been a guest columnist for The Standard newspaper in Warrick County and continue to serve as a nutrition consultant for individuals and sports teams.