Stephanie Polizzi

she/her/hers

Family & Community Health

Contact for information about foods that prevent or arrest chronic disease.

Expertise: Health Outreach , Nutrition and Healthy Eating , Recipes , Healthy Aging , Physical Activity

Programs: Walk With Ease

Locations: Coos County , Curry County

Links: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos , https://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/healthy-families-communities

Biography

Stephanie is an Associate Professor of Practice with Oregon State University Extension Service in the program area of Family & Community Health.

She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and holds a Master's degree in Public Health Nutrition and is a Diplomate for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Her credentials also include Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

With a specialty in plant-based nutrition, Stephanie creates educational classes and written materials highlighting the importance of consuming more plant foods high in nutrient density and low in Calories. Plant-based diets are recommended to reduce risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease, obesity and several forms of dementia. Diets that center around plant foods are also associated with disability-free longevity.

Work centers in Coos and Curry Counties but electronic materials are available.

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