Jacqueline Roos

Jacqueline Roos, MS, RD, CDE, LDN

Why did you join

 To network with other
dietitian’s practicing in the Memphis area, meet new people.  Also, MDDA provides a great opportunity to
stay updated on what is going at the State and National Level of AN&D while
providing quality CEU opportunities.

How has membership in
MAND been of value to you and your practice?

It has provided me with valuable continuing education
credits to stay current in my practice as well as inspired me to get more
involved through my work on the legislative committee.

Tell us about
yourself, your job, and what you find most interesting about your job

 I currently hold the
position of internship director for the Memphis VA Dietetic Internship
program.  I love working with dietetic
students and I feel I have learned as more from them then they have from
me.  I also serve on the inpatient
diabetes education team providing MNT, monitoring and insulin education. 

How did you get into
this field?

As a child I was always interested in healthy eating and
nutrition.  Later I developed an interest
in diabetes and obesity as I have several family members with either type 1 or
type 2 diabetes.  When I learned that
there was a field where I could work to improve the health of others through
nutrition and lifestyle I was immediately intrigued.


I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and a huge Ohio State
fan.  I completed my undergraduate degree
in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and
graduated Cum Laude with recognition from the nutrition department.  I went on to do a combined
internship/master’s program at the Louis Stokes VA in Cleveland and earned my
Master’s from CWRU as well.  I was
committed to staying in the VA and moved to Memphis where I met my
husband.  During this time I obtained my
certified diabetes education credential. 
I have worked both inpatient and outpatient prior to achieving my
current position.

Please list a few of
your most recent accomplishments. 

Ran my first half marathon in 2010. 

Graduated from the VISN 9 Leadership Institute in August