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Amy Thoms RD



123 How Lane
New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY 08901
Middlesex

I am currently Assistant Coordinator of the Women, Infants and Children Program of the Visiting Nurse's Association of Central New Jersey. I work primarily in prenatal, postpartum, infant and childhood nutrition. I am also experienced in nutritional management of chronic diseases such as: diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia. In addition, I am working on getting a small private practice started as well as a website. The website will focus on vegetarianism, as I have been a vegetarian for almost 10 years.

Specialties
  • Menu Planning
  • Postpartum Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Private Practice
  • Recipe Development
  • Hypertension
  • Education, Teaching, Training
  • Public Speaking, Lecturing
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Heart Disease
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Healthy Eating
  • Public Health
  • Nutrient Analysis
  • Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements
  • Diabetes, Hypoglycemia
  • Food Allergies
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Vegetarianism
  • General Nutrition, Wellness
Work History

Women, Infants and Children of Visiting Nurse’s Association of Central Jersey Monmouth and Middlesex County, NJ November 2006-present Chief Nutritionist • Assess nutritional status of diverse population of women, infants and children up to age 5. Provide nutrition education on topics such as: breastfeeding, prenatal and postnatal nutrition as well infant and childhood nutrition. Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ January 2006-November 2006 Clinical Nutritionist • Assess nutritional status, initiate appropriate care plans and furnish nutrition education to diverse population of patients hospitalized on Pulmonary and High Risk Obstetrics units. • Assist Systems Coordinator with daily operational tasks for patient food service. Nature’s Weigh, Somerset, NJ September 2003-May 2004 Sales associate/ Assistant to In-store Nutritionist • Performed sales duties for busy health food store. Maintained store inventory and made weekly schedule for all employees. Assisted in-store nutritionist with nutrient analysis of clients’ diets. Collaborated with nutritionist to design individualized meal plans for clients. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ September 2002-June 2003 Nutrition Educator for Urban Ecology Program • Developed and taught nutrition education lessons to school age children in low-income areas. Generated recipes to complement nutrition lessons. Devised nutrition education materials in English and Spanish.

Education

UMDNJ, School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ September 2007-present Major-Public Health NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Dietetic Internship Program, New York, NY January 2005-2006 • Evaluated the nutritional status, implemented effective care plans and provided nutrition education to hospitalized patients during rotations in the following diverse medical areas: Adult/Pediatric Nutrition Support, Behavioral Health, Burn/Trauma, Cardiology, Digestive, Endocrine, HIV/AIDS, Medicine/Surgery, Obstetrics, Oncology, Pediatrics, Rehab/Neurology, Renal Dialysis, Bariatric Surgery and Transplant • Achieved competency to assume independent practice in all eligible clinical nutrition service rotations • Gained experience in food systems management by working and supervising in the hospital’s extensive food service operation including: finance and procurement, food production, patient food service and tray line operations • Assisted in preparations for 2005 JCAHO survey of NYPH. • Received NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service Excellence in September 2005 Bachelor of Science Degree, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ May 2004 Major- Nutrition Overall GPA: 3.5 World Institute Training School, Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ September 2006-November 2006 Personal Training Certification

Focus Age

All ages

Memberships

American Diabetes Association, Rutgers Alumni Association, Team in Training

Payment Methods

check, cash

Insurance Taken

None

Qualifications
  • License State:  NEW JERSEY
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