Individual Nutrition Counseling


Individual Nutrition Counseling provided by a Masters prepared Registered Dietitian nearing completion of a PhD in nutritional biochemistry. Areas of specialty include maternal and child health, pediatric challenges with feeding, food allegies, celiac disease, feeding difficulties during child hood as well as balanced nutrition and healthy weight loss.

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Masters, PHD candidate in Nutritional Biochemistry Registered Dietitian


Lea P. Gebhardt M.S., R.D., LD 1910 North Madison Street Arlington, VA 22205 434-825-8182© 703-536-1641(h) leagebby@yahoo.com

EDUCATION University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN Doctoral Student Nutritional Biochemistry Concentrations: Maternal and Child Health, Comparative and Experimental Medicine

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
                                            Master of Science, Health Science, May 1998 
                                            Thesis: Body Satisfaction, Eating Restraint and Obligatory Exercise in College Males 
                                             Bachelor of Science, Dietetics       Minor: Biology May 1995
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA 
                                           Dietetic Internship, July 1996- August 1997
British Institute, Florence, Italy 
                                           Semester in Fine Arts, Spring 1993

CERTIFICATIONS Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration, 1997-present Licensed Dietitian, District of Columbia, 2005- present EXPERIENCE 11/06-present Nestle Healthcare Nutrition District Manager Northern Virginia/ Washington DC • Develop and maintain relationships with Key Nestle customers • Provide support to clinicians through the administration of CEU credits • Provide ongoing clinical support for nutrition professionals in pediatric and critical care medicine • Conduct market analysis within territory to seek new ways to utilize Nestle Clinical Nutrition Services and products in order to meet and expand customer needs • Maintain a $900,000 budget

2/05-11/06 Children’s National Medical Center Washington, DC Clinical Nutrition Manager •Provided leadership for Clinical Nutrition with supervision of 20 clinical pediatric dietitians, 2 patient services managers and 13 FTEs for patient services • Submitted a proposal to administration in 2005 resulting in funding provided to the Department of Nutrition for a expansion of the clinical nutrition team from 9 RDs to 21 RDs • Managed financial and human resource operations for Department of Clinical Nutrition • Directed medical nutrition therapy in a 200 bed specialty pediatric hospital with level 4 NICU, PICU, CICU, Heme Onc, BMT unit and 5 regional outpatient centers • Chaired the Nutrition Care Committee to review and revise policies related to medical nutrition therapy to reflect the best practice model • Serve as a voting member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutic medical governing board and as a founding member of the therapeutic working group for the management of fluid and electrolytes •Served as chair of the neonatal research committee in order to explore, develop and implement research to determine the metabolic consequences of medical nutrition therapy in the neonates, and to initiate practice change based on research findings •Developed edu

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