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ROSS M. KENNEDY, MPH, MSNW, RD, LDN

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WORK EXPERIENCE
Total Experience In Dietetics, Research, and Nutrition Education: 9 Years

EDUCATION
  • MS in Nutrition and Wellness from Benedictine University (2009)
  • Master of Public Health from Benedictine University (2010)
  • BS in Nutrition from Georgia State University (2008)
  • AS in Health and Physical Education from Georgia Perimeter College (2006)
CREDENTIALS
Registered Dietitian (2010-Present)
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in Tennessee (2014-2015)
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in Illinois (2010-2015)
Certificate in Adult Weight Management (2011)
ServSafe Certification (2012 - Present)

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR
Institution: Morton College (Cicero, IL)
Duration: August 2012 - December 2013
Subjects: Nutrition, Health & Wellness
Skills Developed: Explaining simply and clearly the importance of nutrition in health. Discussing ways each student can make changes to their diet and lifestyle as well as members of their families in order to attain optimal health.

HEALTH COACH
Company: Summit Medical Group
Duration: January 2014 - December 2014
Skills Developed: I have improved my skills in counselling. I have experience in nutrition screenings/assessments and nutrition counseling/coaching. I have developed nutrition related lesson plans and Powerpoint presentations for teaching groups from children to adults. I have worked with corporate clients to develop and manage individualized wellness programs.  

CLINICAL DIETITIAN
Company:  Sodexo 
Duration: June 2010 - January 2014
Skills Developed: I have expanded my skills in MNT, counseling, diet instruction, Nutrition Support, management/leadership, understanding the requirements for accreditation from The Joint Commission.

DIETETIC INTERNSHIP
Program:
  Benedictine University
Duration:  August 2008 - December 2009
Skills Developed: Creating and using nutrition education sessions and materials for children and adults, Nutrition Assessments of adults and children.
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Member of Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group 
West Suburban Dietetic Association Membership Chair (2012 – 2013)
West Suburban Dietetic Association Social Media Chair & Webmaster (2011 – 2014)
Illinois Dietetic Association Website/Social Media Committee (2012 – 2014)
Knoxville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2014 - Present)
Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2014 - Present)

NETWORKING
Twitter
I have established a presence on Twitter (cajunlibra, BeWellEveryday) with over 120 followers from a variety of disciplines, including dietitians. This has allowed me to expand my knowledge as well as introducing me to other dietitians and dietetic students.
LinkedIn
I have also created a LinkedIn profile that displays my education and experience. This profile has led to many connections as well.