- Marquette County Health DepartmentWIC Coordinator, 1995 - 2010Assessed nutritional needs and provided counseling for caregivers and mothers regarding prenatal, infant, and child health. Supervised and trained staff in the provision of services in the federally funded supplemental nutrition and health education WIC program. Wrote local agency policies, monthly and annual reports, press releases and outreach materials, and education handouts and lesson plans. Provided home visits for high risk maternal and infant clients who were also enrolled in the Maternal and Infant Health Program (MIHP). Resigned due to health reasons.
We can restore wellness if our bodies are given the nutrients. Single nutrient or medicine type solutions can not provide all the nutrients needed during health or for a weakened body. Choosing more whole foods and regular daily meals and snacks can help deliver health at a reasonable price with few side effects beyond dirty dishes.
Minimally processed foods can also help restore immune function. White blood cells, when supplied with a variety of trace nutrients, are able to direct our own stem cells to become replacement cells of any type needed.
- Northern Michigan UniversityBS Dietetics, 1988 - 1992Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical and Administrative Dietetics - this is typically a four year program but I took two years off and got married, got pregnant and had a baby. The rapid changes of pregnancy and importance of good nutrition for prenatal and infant health led me to change my major from Genetics to Dietetics which meant I graduated with more credits than I would have needed if I had started with the Dietetics major.
- University of Michigan, Ann ArborGenetics, 1984 - 1986Work study job in a genetics research lab with projects studying zinc and copper metabolism in Wilson's Disease and in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.