Hi, I'm Jessica

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Snapshot:

Founder, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Masters of Science in Nutrition, Podcast Host, Cookbook Author, 10+ Years of Experience

Cultural Identity:

Black, African-American

  • I have been working as a nutrition professional for over 10 years

  • I have a passion for helping people from diverse backgrounds transform the way they eat, make peace with food and live a healthy life that they love

  • I've worked as an outpatient dietitian at UCSF and Eastmont Wellness Center. I've also worked as a Clinical Dietitian at the largest hospital in Brooklyn and held a 3-year stint as a Senior Nutritionist for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

  • I'm the co-author of the 28-Day Plant-Powered Health Reboot and A Diabetes Guide to Enjoying the Foods of the World, both emphasizing an inclusive approach to balanced eating

  • 8 years ago, I co-founded the healthy living website, Food Heaven (and the Food Heaven Podcast) which explores the intersections of nutrition, food, culture & body image

  • As a nationally recognized dietitian, I am a go-to nutrition expert for many media outlets. I've penned countless articles about food, health, and nutrition for publications like SELF.com, Buzzfeed, and Today's Dietitian

  • Last year, I was honored when SELF magazine named me one of 17 dietitians to go-to for truly trustworthy advice, and this year I started an official health & nutrition column for the magazine

  • I've spoken about nutrition, health, and wellness at places like Essence Beauty Carnival and the New York Stock Exchange

  • This year I was named Member of the Year by the Bay Area Dietetic Association

 

 

 

 

Jessica Jones (she/her)

CREDENTIALS

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN)

Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

Masters of Science, Health and Nutrition

Qualified Bilingual Staff (QBS): Spanish

PUBLICATIONS

28-Day Plant-Powered Health Reboot

A Diabetes Guide to Enjoying the Foods of the World

Krause & Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process

15th Ed. textbook (2019), Diabetes Chapter Author

EDUCATION

M.S. Nutrition, City University of New York: Brooklyn 

B.A. Journalism: San Francisco State University

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics, Advisory Board

Diversify Dietetics, Board Member

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Member

California Dietetic Association, Member

Bay Area Dietetic Association, Past Newsletter Editor

Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, Member

National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics, Member

Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Member

ADVANCED TRAINING

Motivational Interviewing

Eating Disorders

Disordered Eating & Intuitive Eating

Diabetes & Prediabetes

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