I am one of many food and nutrition experts equipped with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of industries. We are not limited to clinical or food service settings. Registered dietitians are scientists, researchers, public health experts, chefs, instructors, community leaders, entrepreneurs and so much more. Our versatility makes us an invaluable resource. Connect with us!
I am a mother of two beautiful souls, the eldest of eight siblings and one of 8 billion humans sharing this beautiful planet called Earth. Although many of our passions, values, beliefs and ideologies are not quite the same, I believe we (human beings) are more alike than different and deserve the very best this world has to offer. As a child, one of my favorite songs was, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.” I always imagined everyone living in perfect harmony. Guess what? I still believe it is possible. Remaining hopeful.
By profession I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Research Consultant. I have nearly two decades of experience working with community-based research projects with emphasis on health literacy, obesity prevention and nutrition education. Areas of interest are nutrition education, holistic health, and sustainable programming focused on eliminating health disparities. I believe we, as public health leaders, must focus on the overall health of unserved/underserved communities, which includes access to nutritious foods, quality education, adequate housing, employment opportunities, and mental health services. No community can thrive without access to resources and opportunities. With this in mind, I created Mississippi Thriving, a social media platform which informs Mississippians about essential resources available through state, local, and nonprofit organizations. It is my way of contributing to the success of my community. What are you doing to help your community?