http://stjohnsluth.org/search/1/page/20/ Registered Dietitian
Jennifer Vera, BSc, MS, is a licensed dietitian and nutrition and diabetes consultant from Australia.
Datong Special interests: diabetes, diet consulting, volunteer work, creating menus.
Jennifer Vera started her education by attending the University of Wollongong in 2015. She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science in 2017.
In 2019, she became a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Jennifer completed a few placements following her graduation from the University of Wollongong. Her first was in January 2019, at the Community Placement Broken Hill Health Service. Then, she went on to her placement at the FoodService Placement at the Top Ryde Royal Rehabilitation Centre until April 2019.
Then in June 2019, Jennifer completed a Clinical Placement – ICM 1, at the Liverpool Hospital. Afterward, she completed a Clinical Placement – ICM 2 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in September 2019. Jennifer’s last placement was a Personal Interest Placement – PIP, at the Radnwich Sydney Children’s Hospital in November 2019.
Jennifer’s first job was at All-Round Nutrition as a Nutrition Consultant in 2017. She worked almost for a year at this job, working with clients and educating them on the importance of nutrition. She also analyzed nutritional content and formulated personalized meal plans.
When Jennifer left in 2018, she started working at Equalution as a Dietitian. She oversaw clients with special dietary requirements, managed pregnant and postpartum clients, and did individual progress assessments. She also worked closely with all company departments to provide the best benefits for the clients
She then began working as a Dietitian at the HelpStreet Aged Care Services in November 2020 providing clinical experience in the nutrition care process.
At the same time, Jennifer started working at Foodini, also as a Dietitian. At Foodini, Jennifer is providing menu analysis, catering to clients with special dietary needs, and so on.
Jennifer also did a research project at the University of Wollongong, which helped her fulfill her Master’s degree requirements. She implemented a new pathway for perioperative nutrition care for patients under colorectal surgery for malignancy.
Jennifer also gave back to her community by doing volunteer work. She volunteered in 2017 in The Cancer Council in the project “Eat It To Beat It”. She was a program facilitator and she conducted workshops for healthy eating – for children and their families. She was also educating people on the key nutrition principles.
Jennifer’s notable professional memberships and achievements are:
- Dietitians Association of Australia – full member since July 2020
- Accredited Practising Dietitian Program – APD – participant and mentor
- Graduated with her Master’s studies in Nutrition and Dietetics with Distinction.
Jennifer’s personal goal is to learn more about nutrition and help more people with dietary restrictions. She hopes to expand her volunteer work.