My name is Jennifer North, and I recently graduated with a Master's degree in Nutrition from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Nutrition Education and Research. I am currently RD-eligible, with plans to complete the Registered Dietitian Exam by the end of Summer 2014. My professional goals include working in clinical dietetics.
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!
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.
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.
Please see my Focused Area of Study Project titled Nutrition Informatics: Development of Topics for a Graduate Dietetic Course & Preparation of a Systematic Review Paper for Publication.