Hi, I’m Jennifer.  I am a wife, mom, nutrition professional and health coach.  I live with chronic pain.  I have had daily headaches since the early ‘90s (or before).  I also strained or sprained my shoulder in 2006, and I still experience pain from that sometimes.

Jennifer Hernandez
Photo by Christy Elle Photography

I received my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science from Middle Tennessee State University in 1998, and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Saint Louis University in 2005.  I decided to study nutrition in college because I love both food and science, and when I found a degree program that combined both, I was sold!

My professional career so far has been spent working in hospitals using nutrition to treat and heal illnesses, and in colleges teaching nutrition to college students.  I also started and managed a childhood obesity treatment program in Northern Arizona in 2009.

I want to be your nutritionist and health coach to help you improve your health and quality of life while understanding the impact of chronic pain.  I have had personal trainers and doctors use the typical guilt, shame, and scare tactics with me, and I know that they don’t work.  I will support and encourage you to make the changes you want to make – not the ones someone else wants you to make.

Fun Facts:

  • I have a really hard time eating vegetables because of their strong bitter taste.
  • I have lived in 7 States: Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Tennessee, Texas, and Arizona.
  • I attended 12 schools including colleges.
  • No, my parents were not in the military.

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