Des Moines, IA

Position Desired

Des Moines, IA



Iowa State University. Ames, Iowa
Master of Science, Nutritional Sciences. August 2015
GPA: 3.78 / 4.00

Professional Development

Iowa State University, Dietetic Internship. Ames, Iowa. October 2015
Graduate certificate program required for the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential exam. Supervised practice rotations include: 650 hours Medical Nutrition Therapy (Mary Greeley Medical Center), 150 hours Food Service Management and 100 hours Community Nutrition

Relevant Experience

Iowa State University, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Ames, Iowa
Graduate Research Assistant. January 2013 – May 2015
Undergraduate Research Assistant. May 2012 – January 2013
• Collaborated with regional supermarket chain dietitians for thesis project to compare effectiveness of nutrition education modes (traditional aisle demonstration with sample and technology-based video advertised by QR code and Facebook)
º Created eight nutrition lessons to promote specific food products with recipes; adapted education lessons into two equivalent modes
º Developed project implementation and instructional training materials; best practice training video and lesson plans for aisle demonstrators, video lessons, QR code shelf tags for technology stores, directions for website / Facebook posting and marketing by store management, seven recipes with photo cards
º Oversaw intervention; maintained contact with six stores for project implementation; posted technology lesson materials on Facebook
º Created and conducted an intercept survey via tablet with 133 supermarket customers to gauge awareness and knowledge outcomes
• Researched available measures for evaluation of nutrition education for the Loving Your Family program provided by Extension; created and provided training materials for parent educators to implement the evaluation; entered data and assessed outcomes using estimated intakes from food frequency
• Researched nutrient composition of foods and entered food nutrition labels into database for the Iowa State Fair Food Finder iPhone application and mobile website

Hy-Vee, Inc. West Des Moines, Iowa
Dietitian Assistant. January 2012 – December 2012
• Conducted employee biometric screenings which includes finger stick for blood glucose and lipids profile, bioelectrical impedance, BMI and waist-hip ratio
• Reformatted chart note database for reporting patient outcomes to the American Association of Diabetes Educators
• Prepared in store food experiences for customers to sample products, explained products and health benefits, and offered preparation suggestions

Other Work Experience

Iowa Department of Human Services. Des Moines, Iowa
Income Maintenance Worker II. July 2008 – August 2011
• Conducted in-depth interviews with applicants for public assistance programs to determine eligibility; interpreted rules and regulations; explained rights and responsibilities of clients; collected, analyzed and documented client information
• Elicited and verified pertinent eligibility information including income, residence, expenses, financial resources and disabilities; assisted applicants with obtaining additional information and resolving discrepancies
• Determined initial and on-going eligibility for public assistance programs in accordance with federal / state laws and established departmental policies...

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