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Jessica Oakes is a Registered Dietitian. Coming from Wayne County, Indiana, she attended Purdue University for 4 years. In May of 2017, Jessica graduated from Purdue with a major in Nutrition and Dietetics paired with a minor in Spanish. She then finished her dietetic internship, 1200 hours of supervised practice, to become a Registered Dietitian. She got married in September.
Jessica began helping the Montgomery County Free Clinic in October and now she will be making visits twice a month to help educate and guide people with their diet. She helps people who suffer from a health condition that limits their diet or those who just want to start eating healthier. She enjoys her work most when her patients develop the motivation to make a change in their diet. Some of the help she provides include how to read food labels, MyPlate dietary needs, as well as education on the patients’ specific health conditions. Using her Spanish minor, she is even able to help those who only speak Spanish.
Thank you Jessica for Volunteering!