Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from American University of Beirut in 1998-2000
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from American University of Beirut in 1996-98
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Member of the UAE Nutrition Group
Administer dietary regimens to alleviate or prevent certain medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, gout, food allergies and intolerance, among others, through Evidence Based Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Provide programs for healthy eating habits whilst meeting the macro- and micro-nutrient requirements of pregnant and lactating women.
Counsel patients on how to recognize emotional eating and other eating disorders, in order for them to have better control over their eating habits and weight in the future, in conjunction with behavioral psychologists.
Advise patients before and after bariatric surgery to introduce changes in their eating plans and encouraged them to exercise to help improve any existing medical issues and sustain their weight loss.
Approach weight loss issues in a comprehensive manner through the Nutrition Care process; taking into consideration various factors such as: weight history, medical history, previous dieting patterns, psychological factors, sleeping habits, exercise patterns, eating habits, eating away from home, family environment, and hormonal issues for woman.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS:
Active contributor and Nutrition Consultant to the morning show ‘Sabah Al Arabiya’ on Al Arabiya TV since July 2006, and continue to host more than 320 episodes helping to raise public awareness in relation to healthy eating habits, leading active lifestyles, and the latest research in the field of Dietetics and Nutrition. I was also hosted by MBC channel on their news.
Opinion Leader in 11 topics within Dubai TV Asrarouha program.
Hosted twice on the CBNC Arabiya TV channel, participated in LBCI TV channel (as a guest on the Perfect Bride show, she represented Special K cereals, emphasizing the health benefits and importance of having breakfast); I also revealed the Special K challenge on MBC1 TV channel, whereby she guided 3 girls for 2 weeks to initiate healthy changes in their lifestyle and eating habits, whilst helping them lose weight on Joelle’s show.
Articles and interviews: Contributed to more than thirty publications in various English and Arabic magazines and newspapers: Snob Al Hasnaa, Sayidati, Emirates Gourmet, Zahrat Al Khaleej, Emirates Today newspaper, Gulf News newspaper, Khaleej Times newspaper, among others.
Lectures: Al Mawakeb School; American University of Dubai; Dubai British School.
Wellness Programs: She was invited by Proctor and Gamble as a nutritional consultant endorsing their Wellness program and counseling their employees to adopt healthy eating habits. She also participated in AL Hilal Bank (Abu Dhabi) Wellness Program and provided them with individualized lifestyle and dietary programs.
Participated in the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign (October 2014) organized by Del Monte at Burjuman Mall, whereby she provided nutritional consultation to raise awareness on cancer prevention through food and lifestyle changes.
Revamping ‘Manoushe Street’ restaurant menu and provided nutritional analysis for all their menu items, whilst collaborating with them on producing healthier and lower calorie options.