Jaime comes to COA armed with a passion for her work, unbridled enthusiasm in her approach and a keen intuition. As a graduate of Hunter College, Jaime’s dietetic residency was completed at Mount Sinai Hospital /School of Medicine. Additionally, she holds certifications from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and is a current candidate for M.S. in Clinical Nutrition at NYU.
As a Registered Dietitian, Sports Nutritionist, Media Contributor, an All-American USA Triathlete and former professional dancer, Jaime is uniquely qualified. Her past experiences have given her personal insight into the needs of the body and relationship between proper nutrition and mind and body performance.
In spite of Jaime's many accomplishments, she considers her most important role to be that of a mother. Since building her family, she has fervently applied her educational experiences to the nutritional needs of a growing child. She understands child growth and the importance of appropriate nutrition to support maximum development for both the brain and body.
We are excited to have her part of the COA family and know that her contributions will prove invaluable to the health and welfare of the COA children, parents and employees.
The COA nutrition approach consists of treating the whole-child (whole-person) and emphasizes the inseparable connection between mind and body. In promoting health and wellness we emphasize a whole-foods approach to nutrition and diet, eating clean, minimally processed foods.
We believe that good eating habits is a learned process and starts early in life. So embarking on this learning adventure early helps to support a healthy lifestyle in adulthood and is the first step towards understanding one’s health and nutritional requirements. The “An Apple A Day” Nutrition Program is designed to support and inspire families toward a diet and lifestyle strategy that suits individual needs. Just as every child/family has a unique personality, health history and biochemical make up, you also have unique dietary needs.
COA has developed this program as a resource center inviting parents to share in posted recipes, healthy living tips and if needed, private nutritional consultations. We are realistic in our method and we understand that day-to-day life impacts our lifestyle decisions and that to live and eat well 100% of the time is not always possible. So our intention is to help families develop the healthiest solutions possible in any given situation where "life" gets in the way.
1. Take control of your diet by preparing most of your food yourself.
2. Prepare and purchase minimally processed foods
3. Drink plenty of water (Half your body weight in ounces)
4. Exercise regularly
5. Allow adequate time for sleep (essential for children 10-12 hrs. per night)
6. Develop effective stress management and relaxation skills to help combat both physical and emotional stress
The "An Apple A Day" Nutrition Program has been developed with the child and family in mind and is part of COA’s ongoing process in bringing meaningful programs to the families we serve. BON APPÉTIT!