Jeannie holds a license in Nutrition for the State of Delaware and is a Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a national professional organization. It is the only recognized professional organization that certifies individuals in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her career in the Nutrition and Culinary fields spans over 30 years. A graduate from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Jeannie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition.
Upon coming to the Delaware area after college from her home state of Indiana, she began her career at the University of Delaware working within their Food Service Department as an Assistant Manager. Eventually, she decided to branch out on her own, creating a consulting business that included developing a weight loss program at Pike Creek Fitness club. There she worked in a nutritional consulting practice with a focus on diabetes, weight loss, hypertension, and cardiac nutrition. Another facet to her consulting business was working with the specialty handicapped adults who resided in Group Homes. Recently Jeannie spent time working with a management company that provided culinary, operational, retail, and nutritional services to continuing care retirement communities. As a part of the HAC team, Jeannie oversees the nutrition programs and services at Hockessin Athletic Club, facilitates some of the services personally, and acts as a resource throughout the club.
Jeannie knows first-hand how nutrition and wellness go hand in hand. Michael, one of her two sons, recently participated in a full and half Iron Man. The experience furthered her understanding of the physical, mental/emotional, and nutritional demands that are required of an individual to be successful in these completions. She seeks to assist others in their quest to accomplish their wellness goals. Whether it be to lose weight, guide members to meet their nutrition and wellness goals, or to enhance one's performance for an athletic event, Jeannie‘s determined to be their biggest cheerleader!