Jennifer North

MS, RD, CD

Jennifer C. North MS, RD, CD


jennifer.c.north@gmail.com


About Me


My name is Jennifer North, and I am a Registered Dietitian who provides evidence-based and compassionate nutrition care.

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I recently graduated with a Master's degree in Nutrition from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Nutrition Education and Research. 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 Hospital 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 Hospital and University Hospital, including solid organ transplant, cardiovascular, renal, intensive care, surgical, oncology, bone marrow transplant and nutritional support.

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 clients of all life stages, from childhood through aging adults.

Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • MS, Nutrition, University of Utah, 2014
  • BS, Psychology, University of Utah, 2012

Dietetic Experience

  • Advanced Practice Capstone, Huntsman Cancer Hospital
    • Achieved proficiency in providing nutrition support for oncology patients in the acute and intensive care setting
    • Understood and practiced nutrition care principals of ethics for patients
    • Developed nutritional supplement recipes for patients requiring complex dietary restrictions
    • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary medical team to provide effective and evidenced-based nutritional care
  • Clinical Internship, University Hospital & Huntsman Cancer Hospital
    • 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
    • Effectively counseled clients, providing referrals to community resources and programs as needed

Complete CV

Selected Works