My name is Jillian, and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) residing in the Washington, DC area. Just like you, I am trying to live my best life ... from the workplace to the social scene.
By day, I am a Public Health Nutritionist at the Georgetown University Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research. In my current role I develop public health nutrition programs for local communities disproportionately impacted by cancer, obesity and other chronic diseases. Prior to this role, I worked to improve the food and nutrition environment on a national scale with Partnership for a Healthier America, a national non-profit started by former First Lady Michelle Obama.
By night... Family, Friends and Fun are my priority!
My journey to becoming confidently healthy has not been the easiest, and I will admit it is still something that I am working on every day. The difference is that now I am empowered with knowledge (two degrees worth!) that has helped me to make better decisions for myself and encourage others to do the same!
My interest in nutrition was sparked by my own personal experience with childhood obesity and my battle with body image and a positive relationship with food over the years. In college, those past experiences led me to develop a one-day seminar for high school girls entitled, Know Yourself, Love Yourself.
The goal of the program was to create a safe space for teenage girls to learn from wellness experts about how they can better love themselves physically and mentally. That one day seminar has now blossomed into a larger movement to promote confidence through nutrition amongst women of all ages. I believe that every female should feel confident knowing she is living her best life, the healthy life, no matter what her location or the occasion.