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Stephanie Polizzi, MPH, RDN, CHES
Stephanie is an Oregon State University senior instructor who works at the local level for the Extension Service in Coos and Curry Counties. She received her master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition from Loma Linda University (MPH) and is a Registered Dietitian (RDN) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Licensed Dietitian Nutrionist. Her bachelor’s degree from Cortland State University is in Exercise Science where she concentrated in cardiac rehabilitation. Stephanie is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics. She has been teaching nutrition and wellness for more than 15 years.
Stephanie is the OSU faculty for the Extension program area called Family and Community Health (FCH). This area is one of several in Extension: Agriculture, Forestry, 4-H, Sea Grant and FCH. The purpose of the FCH program area is to provide education resources and programs that increase awareness of ways to prevent disease and to educate children and families on the importance of taking the responsibility for their lifelong health outcomes. Coordinating efforts with county health departments, local hospitals and community leaders, Stephanie is working toward developing programs that use a combination approach of nutrition, fitness and stress management to improve quality of life.
Areas of Stephanie’s programming include diabetes and heart disease prevention, and reducing obesity. Look for programming associated with worksites, schools, hospitals/clinics, community organizations, churches and government agencies. As a regional Health Education Coordinator, Stephanie conducts learning opportunities, in the form of classes, seminars, health events and trainings, through OSU Extension in Coos, Curry, Douglas and other counties across the state.