Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetic practice groups:
I often like to highlight my nutrition counseling as taking a less than traditional approach to instill traditional, scientifically founded healthcare solutions. My goal is to to appreciate the unique backgrounds and independent challenges and build solutions for each individual.
The first thing I know about nutrition is that no behavior or experience emerged in isolation. Thus much focus in my nutrition counseling surrounds holistic living. My educational experience is unique in that I first fell in love with the mind, and then I fell in love with the science behind the human body and medicinal field. I completed my first two bachelors degrees in psychology and anthropology.
My specific interests have always been in cultural anthropology and applied behavioral analysis. It wasn't until a year after graduating with my first two degrees when I discovered there was no more integral relationship with ones self or with those around us, than the relationships involving what is put into our bodies: food. Thus, my acquisition of my R.D. certification began.
The body and mind are fascinating, synergistic entities. We cannot hope to modify one without considering the holism of our actions.
I am here to work with you to create behavior modifications through applied behavior analysis techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. I am here not only provide you with the nutrition education, but also work with you on ways to apply it. After all... it's not nutrition until it is consumed.
In my spare time I am involved in the rescue & rehabilitation of feral and orphaned cats. I serve as a board member for Kittitas County Friends of the Animals.
Shena Jaramillo, MS, RD