Listee Features — Nutrition

Sophia Medinsky


Sophia Medinsky, MS, is a registered dietitian nutritionist with more than 15 years of experience in medical and private practice settings. Her interest in dietetics came from a passion for helping others and a desire to support patients in developing strategies for a healthy lifestyle and positive self-image. A graduate of New York University, she earned a Bachelor of Science in food and nutrition in 2003 and completed her Master of Science in clinical nutrition and dietetics in 2006. The same year, she became a registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified dietitian-nutritionist in the state of New York. After a preprofessional internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Ms. Medinsky became an intensive care unit clinical dietician at Mount Sinai Hospital

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Patricia Sproul


Patricia D. Sproul is a certified medical assistant and business management expert who has dedicated her career to helping companies across sectors streamline their processes and maximize growth through operational oversight. Since 1999, she has worked with HealthForce, a manufacturer and distributor of herbal and nutritional supplements. Inspired by her lifelong interest in health and wellness, she joined the company as a customer service manager, rising to become general manager of onsite operations before the company relocated its headquarters from Southern California to Arizona in 2013. When she began working with HealthForce, Ms. Sproul recalls that company staff was limited to just her and the production crew, and she began by handling accounting, management and human resources concerns. Ms. Sproul

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Nellie Derise


Having accrued a career spanning three decades, Nellie L. Derise, PhD, retired from her post as a home economics professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1994. Before affiliating in the aforementioned position, she worked at the university as an associate professor from 1973 to 1981. Previously, she excelled as an assistant professor at Iowa State University of Science and Technology and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette between 1964 and 1970. She initially embarked on her professional journey at the University of Alabama in 1962, where she found success as a graduate assistant. Additionally, Dr. Derise served as the chairman of the Louisiana Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition from 1977 to 1978. Dr. Derise always

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Coming from a family background in health, Dr. Theresa A. DeLorenzo, RD, had an aunt who was a dietitian and the profession intrigued her. Nutrition was something she was always interested in as a young athlete, specifically how you can always improve your performance with your diet and its effect on how you feel and your long-term health outcomes. She also has a strong family history of cancer, so she was drawn to the concept of working to prevent that with what she puts in her body. Dr. DeLorenzo currently serves as the owner of All About the Babies, conducting private practice consultations for infants and children, since 2010 and the program director for the Master of Science in nutrition

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