Get to Know Your Nutritionist
My name is Abril. I am nutritionist who received her bachelor of science degree in nutrition and dietetics from The University of Nevada Reno. I have a diverse background that has awarded me experience in the areas of education, fitness, public and clinical health. I obtained the advanced title of NDTR (Nutrition Dietetic Technician Registered) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to formally educate on matters of nutrition and health. I am pursuing my Masters of Public Health in the field of Epidemiological Science.
Abril is committed to help people of all ages improve the quality of their health in order to achieve longer more nutritionally graceful lives. Her role as a nutritionist focuses on maneuvering the client towards behavior change.
As a female strength athlete, she has developed the stamina and moxie to address the most controversial topics in nutrition and fitness. She understands the responsibility that comes with being an educator. Her platform resides in upholding scientific principles and relaying evidence based information with practical application.
The events that led her to the field of nutrition and nutrition science were ironically initiated by her own family’s lack of education in regards to health and nutrition.
As a child of immigrants, she was at high risk for social and health disparities. The term health disparities refers to to the preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations ("CDC Health Disparities & Inequalities Report," 2015).
Her grandfather was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus before her own diagnosis as an obese pre-diabetic child at the age of only 11.
As a result of the trauma surrounding her grandfather’s condition and her own struggle with food, Abril developed an eating disorder that would control her life for years to come.
Education and exploring strength helped her acquire the tools to heal her body and her mind.
Did you know…
Did you know that higher health literacy is associated with lowered risk of obesity and related diseases such as Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease?
Health literacy refers to the ability of an individual to understand information related to their health. This includes the information surrounding physical activity and nutrition.
What Support From Me
I assist both men and women in identifying the gaps in their knowledge in regards to nutrition & fitness.
Together, we identify problem areas and develop strategies for modifying lifestyle.
My strategy involves targeting 4 key dimensions of wellness. I incorporate my professional & personal experience to help you meet your health and weight loss goals.
Support from me leads to an improved
and well informed you.