Vanessa is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the past twelve years. She also is a graduate of a Nutrition and Dietetic Technician program. She is also an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has studied nutrition for the past eight years. Vanessa has worked with the Geriatrics population in long-term care, assisted living facilities, and home care. Even though her career started off as a nurse, her love and passion were for nutrition. In May of 2022, Vanessa received her certification as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Nothing means more to her than (CHN) educating people about the importance of nutrition for their bodies and health.
Vanessa is loving her journey into the field of nutrition. She discovered her love for nutrition early into her college years especially as she learned that she had Acid Reflux at the age of twenty-three. Even though Acid Reflux seems like something that is not that serious it actually is. She was diagnosed with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) also known as Silent Reflux. She had the symptoms years before she was diagnosed but didn’t realize until after she was diagnosed it was the reflux all along. She struggled to manage the reflux and with repeated episodes of acid hitting her throat and having a 30-pound unintentional weight loss due to LPR she decided it was time to make a change for the better and for my nutritional health. It was more than just about Acid Reflux, it was about getting healthy again and becoming a new me.
Certifications & Degrees:
Certified Holistic Nutritionist AFPA
Licensed Practical Nurse
Associates of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Technician – Central Arizona College
AA in General Studies – Central Arizona College
Bachelors of Science in Health Science/ Healthcare Administration – Southern New Hampshire University
Certified in Nutrition and Health Promotion Coach – Central Arizona College
Certified in Diabetes Care and Education – Central Arizona College
Certified Community Nutrition Worker – Central Arizona College
Health and Wellness Certificate of Training – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
CPR Certified American Red Cross