In addition, students have access to our full-time Registered Dietitian (RD) via email or phone, throughout regular business hours. The Campus Dietitian is available for any individual and menu-related nutrition questions. Whether an individual is looking for healthy dining hall combinations, has a request for a healthier item, or has a dietary restriction they need to be catered to, our Campus Dietitian and Head Chef are there to guide, assist, and educate the campus community. All students are welcome to contact our dietitian to discuss their individual needs and accommodations. To set up an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the semester, nutrition events are hosted by our Registered Dietitian. These events provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to meet briefly with our Campus Dietitian, to learn more about the featured nutrition topic, in a fun and engaging way. Events include educational games, cooking demos, informational displays, and Q & sessions. Each event includes informational e-handouts on the topic at hand and recipe cards!
Jahaira Perez is a Colombian-American Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a solid educational background and a passion for nutrition and community service. She graduated from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and holds a Cultural Competence Certification.
After her undergraduate studies, Jahaira gained four years of experience working with families through the federal Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, fueling her love for community service and dietetics.
She completed her Dietetic Internship at Be Well Solutions, earning her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) license in early 2023, a reflection of her dedication to nutrition and dietetics.
Jahaira’s passion for nutrition, developed through personal, academic, and professional experiences, has led her to appreciate the power of food as medicine. She enjoys activities like grocery shopping, meal prepping, and food demonstrations, which she shares on social media to inspire and educate others.
Her expertise includes medical nutrition therapy, holistic nutrition, motivational interviewing, nutrition education for all age groups, food demonstrations, sports nutrition, and general fitness and wellness. Jahaira Perez is well-prepared to positively impact lives through her nutrition and dietetics expertise.