Jennifer North

MS*

Jennifer C. North, MS


jennifer.c.north@gmail.com


About Me


My name is Jennifer North, and I am a second-year graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Nutrition at the University of Utah with an emphasis in Nutrition Education and Research. I will soon complete the requirements of this program and will graduate in summer 2014. Shortly after, I plan to sit for the Registered Dietitian Exam.

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I completed my undergraduate degree in 2008 in Psychology. In 2012 I began the CMP program at the University of Utah, and have enjoyed every minute since. My passions are broad, encompassing community education, wellness, medical nutrition therapy, as well as cooking and eating! As components of my Supervised Practice hours, I had the opportunity to work at WIC as a community setting, the University Neuropsychiatric Institute for foodservice management, and the University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute for clinical work. I've found my background in Psychology to be a perfect complement to education and counseling in all of these settings.

A native of Utah, my other interests include camping, hiking, travel, and spending time with my two dogs and family--all while enjoying and sharing the food that I love!

Highlights


Clinical Nutrition

I have 600+ hours of clinical dietetic experience at Huntsman Cancer Institute and University Hospital, including nutrition support, renal, transplant, cardiac, oncology, and intensive care patients.

Volunteer Work & Community Engagement

My volunteer and community work is varied and diverse, including working as a nutrition educator for refugee populations in Salt Lake City, providing nutrition counseling at health fairs and at the University of Utah's nutrition clinic, and working with the aging population at the Sarah Daft Home.

Research

My Focused Area of Study Project is underway at the University of Utah, titled Nutrition Informatics: Development of Topics for a Graduate Dietetic Course & Preparation of a Systematic Review Paper for Publication.

Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • MS, Nutrition, University of Utah, 2014 (*Summer 2014)
  • BS, Psychology, University of Utah, 2012

Dietetic Experience

  • Advanced Practice Capstone, Huntsman Cancer Institute
    • In Progress
  • Clinical Internship, University Hospital & Huntsman Cancer Institute
    • Demonstrated outstanding communication skills with clinical staff, including physicians, pharmacists, nursing staff, and dietary technicians
    • Calculated and recommended complex enteral and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) orders for patients
    • Provided diet education and written information to patients and families
    • Experiences included Surgical ICU, Solid Organ Transplant, Neuro ICU, Cardiovascular, Psychiatric, and Oncology ICU
  • Foodservice Management Internship, Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute
    • Conducted customer satisfaction survey and synthesized results into recommendations for nutrition staff
    • Developed and evaluated evidence-based meal plan to accommodate health needs of diabetic clients
    • Proposed portion control procedures to reduce waste and save resources
    • Conducted employee sanitation and hand-washing inservice
  • Community Internship, West Jordan Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Clinic
    • Performed client assessment and counseling for breastfeeding mothers, infants, and children under the age of 5
    • Developed and taught educational classes addressing healthy nutrition and lifestyle during pregnancy
    • Created posters and displays about exercise during pregnancy and mercury content of seafood

Complete CV

Selected Works