PAULA THOMPSON JACOBS,MPH
Master’s in Public Health Nutrition. R.D. Eligible.
2005 Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA
2001 Oakwood College Huntsville, AL
Nutrition Consultant with combined background in clinical nutrition, public health, and corporate wellness settings. Over seven years experience as a chronic disease management specialist and nutritional counselor to hyperlipidemic, diabetic, and obese clients and groups. Special abilities include recipe development & modification, diet planning, program planning, assessing nutrition status, and providing one- on-one counseling to clients with metabolic disorders. Currently, a freelance writer and consultant for LIVESTRONG/ Demand Studios.
▪Curriculum & Seminar Development
▪Presentations & Health Marketing
▪Research / Protocols & Literature Review
▪Nutrition Analysis via ESHA & Nutritionist Pro Software
▪Recipe Development & Culinary Consulting/Vegetarian Cuisine
Telephonic Health Coach
10/2010-Present Washington, D.C.
The Watkins Institute Dr. Theodore Watkins, M.D.
------------Administer Medical Nutrition Therapy to hyperlipidemic, diabetic,and obese patients.Develop comprehensive nutrition interventions based on NIHTherapeutic Lifestyle Change Guidelines, and Academy of Nutritionand Dietetics and American Heart Associations.
Telephonic Health Coach
Nutrition Consultant /
Plan and implement nutrition, lifestyle, and wellness seminars andprograms.Assist with disease management via nutrition intervention.Teach cooking classes for clients and personnel.Consult with clients on dietary plan including hypertension, weightloss, diabetes and other metabolic conditions. Health coaching.Conduct nutrition assessments utilizing computerized nutritionalanalysis.Develop personalized programs consistent with clients goals, patientlabs, & test results.Implement medical nutrition therapy, nutrition care plans, andwellness strategies.Consult with program physician on patient goals.
5/2010 CSC Wellness Group Huntsville, AL
Plan and implement nutrition, lifestyle, and wellness seminars andprograms for corporate wellness entities.
Develop corporate wellness curriculums and seminars for privateentities.
Present nutrition and lifestyle seminars for “Lunch & Learn”meetings.
Incorporate safety awareness into daily activities.
Recommend general nutrition guidelines for wellness & lifestylechange.
5/2006 – 5/2009 County of San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
Dept. of Public Health
Delivered presentations for diabetic, hypertensive, and prostatecancer patients. Gave lifestyle modification counseling. Designedseminars addressing childhood obesity for low-income mothers.
Developed, implemented, and evaluated nutrition seminar seriesfor Kaiser Permanente.
Nutrition counseling to low-income WIC recipients and otherwomen.
Drafted 300 research related surveys for California Gardens Project.
Implemented and designed curriculums, survey and evaluation toolsfor projects.
Participated in media related events by conducting TV interviewsand writing media releases for publication.