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Coreyann K Poly

 PhD, MEd, CDE, RDN, LDN, ACE-CMES | CREATOR OF DIETITIANS OF NEW ENGLAND

 Private Practitioner, Uxbridge Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy, Uxbridge, MA

Speaker:  Adult and Older Nutrition, Diabetes, Brain Health, Heart Health, and Fitness 

Writer: Author of the “Diet & Dining Manual for Extended Care in a Culture Change Environment,” as well as articles for various newsletters and journal publications.

Current Chair-Elect of Massachusetts Dietetics in Healthcare Communities


Dr. Poly is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Medical Exercise Specialist with over 20 years of experience in medical and community nutrition. She is a graduate of Framingham State College earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition with a minor in Biology and a Master's Degree in Nutrition Education. Her clinical experience includes Beth Israel-Deaconess outpatient obesity clinic, inpatient clinical dietitian at various Extended Care Centers across Massachusetts, Metrowest Medical Center, Braintree Rehab, and Mass Respiratory Care. She also worked with the Neurology group at the Framingham Heart Study on dementia research projects.

Her community experience includes teaching nutrition classes on subjects that include: Stabilizing Blood Sugars in Diabetes; Heart Health; Eating Well while Dining Out; and ‘Healthy Cooking Tips. She has worked tirelessly on developing healthier menus and enhanced nutritional services for surrounding communities. Dr. Poly has a strong background in Diabetes, Cardiac Health and Older Adult Nutrition. She continues to provide nutrition education to the older adult populations in Senior Centers, Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities.

Dr. Poly received her doctorate degree in Medical Nutrition Sciences at Boston University, School of Medicine, and received the Julie Award for her research on Choline Intake and Alzheimer’s disease. Her manuscript has just been approved for publication by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition for her research on Choline’s role in Cognitive improvement and Brain health. 

Dr. Poly currently is a Private Medical Practitioner and Nutrition consultant.  She is the creator of Dietitians of New England (www.donediet.org) promoting accurate and reliable nutrition information and education for the adult and older adult populations. In addition, she is an Assistant professor at Framingham State University. She is the primary author of “Diet & Dining Manual for Extended Care in a Culture Change Environment” – now in its 3rd edition - which has been adapted in multiple facilities across New England, and is becoming nationally recognized.  


 

Nutrition Counseling Services include the nutritional management of:

  • Weight Management

  • Diabetes /pre-diabetes

  • Gestational Diabetes

  • Heart Disease

  • Hypertension

  • Elevated Cholesterol

  • Elevated Triglycerides

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and FODMAP diet

  • Osteoporosis

  • Family Meal Planning

  • Food Allergies/Celiac Disease

  • Non-celiac gluten sensitivity vs intolerance SIBO

  • Feeding Practices in Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Geriatric Nutrition

  • Prenatal/Postnatal Nutrition Care

  • Sports Nutrition and Fitness

Dr. Poly sees patients at:
Uxbridge Orthopedic & Sports Therapy

 

Office at:
Uxbridge Orthopedic & Sports Therapy at Lydia Taft House
60 Quaker Highway (Route 146a) - Uxbridge, MA 01569
Phone (508) 278-7810 | Fax (508) 278-3030

Email: cpoly@rehabma.net

 

Contributors


 
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Sophie Kamveris

MS, RD, LD

Private Practitioner, Arlington, MA

Writer/Editor: Author and Editor of multiple articles and publications

Sophia Kamveris, MS, RD, LD is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist with a thirty-five year career in the healthcare field. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a Masters degree in Nutrition. Sophie is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Currently, Sophie maintains a private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts for nutrition and wellness counseling. She is also a Health Consultant for the Food and Beverage Industry. She is the Editor and one of the Nutrition Specialists for “Dietitians of New England” (www.donediet.org). She was also the technical reviewer for “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well with IBS,” and “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to DASH Diet Cooking,” as well as The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the TLC Diet.

Previously, Sophie has worked as a clinical dietitian at Metro West Medical Center before joining the Marriott Corporation where she was the Clinical Nutrition Manager at the Faulkner Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Glover Hospital. She worked at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as the Patient Services Manager.

She worked as a Nutrition Education Specialist at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center for nine years. She has also been a clinical instructor in the Cardiac Rehabilitation, Diabetes and Lipid Clinics, as well as a guest speaker at assorted health and wellness programs in the greater Boston area. Working in conjunction with the Department of Defense, Sophie also directed the military’s nutrition program, servicing active duty personnel and their dependents at Hanscom Air Force Base. She has also worked as a consultant providing nutritional menu analysis for clinical trials.

Sophie is licensed in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire to provide nutrition counseling.

Sophie’s attentive and engaging teaching style accommodates a wide range of learning levels, so each person can feel at ease during his/her session. Drawing on professional and life experience, Sophie provides the support and reassurance needed to make seemingly overwhelming changes achievable.

Contact:
Sophia Kamveris, MS, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
22 Mill Street, Suite 105, Arlington, MA  02474
Phone: 617-515-8984

Email: SKamveris@aol.com

For more information visit Eat Right Boston.


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Heather E. Wilson

M.Ed, RD, LDN | RD MENU AND ORDER GUIDE SPECIALIST

RD Menu Nutritional Specialist: Golden Hospitality Department of Golden Living

Specializes in: Medical Nutrition Therapy, Geriatrics, Community Education, Menu Development

Heather Wilson is a registered dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the field.  She is a longstanding member of American Dietetic Association and practice group for Dietitians in Health Care Communities.


Heather obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from the University of Connecticut and then completed her Masters degree in nutrition education at Framingham State College.  She has had a passion for the elderly population since she was a child and has worked in long term care in various capacities during her career.   She started out as a Dietary Consultant counseling geriatric and sub-acute residents.  Through her company she was then cross-trained as a Quality Management Specialist preparing living centers for state and federal department of health surveys.  Later Heather was promoted to Lead Dietitian and then Regional Dietary Program Manager overseeing 25 dietitians on the east coast.

Heather has worked on interdisciplinary specialty task forces for diabetes, renal disease, wound care, falls management, and dysphagia. She provides not only her nutrition expertise but logic and organizational skills to her teams. She learns best by application. Heather took her knowledge and desire to help others to assist her grandmother prepare foods that her grandfather could tolerate after several strokes.

Heather and fellow master student Coreyann Poly published an abstract in the Journal of American Dietetic Association on The Affect of Dining Room Atmosphere on Mood and Meal Intake of Elderly Residents in Long Term Care.  She has utilized these findings in developing Enhanced Dining programs across the nation.  She was the journal review expert on wound care and ethics for her company for several years. She is a proponent of organ donation and living wills.  A perfect example is the same grandfather with multiple strokes who had a living will and refused the insertion of a tube feeding when he could no longer swallow.

Heather is a teacher at heart. She provides education and training for fellow associates and the local community on various industry and wellness topics. She is a certified food protection manager instructor for nationally known Serv Safe food safety recognition.  Heather has also been a preceptor for certified dietary managers, diet technicians, and registered dietitians completing correspondence courses. She has also co-authored many manuals, such as the policy and procedure, enhanced dining, diet, and RD orientation. Heather is currently the web master o f the corporate nutritional services web page.

Heather is now working from home with the corporate menu department team for Golden Living while raising two teenagers.  She works with certified dietary managers, registered dietitians, and executive chefs - working on selecting products to develop menus and recipes to improve recipes to improve the health and satisfaction of our customers throughout the country. She is the current Secretary to national DPG DHCC and Webmaster at state MA DHCC.

Heather has worked diligently throughout her life to eat healthy and exercise. She overcame an eating disorder as a teenager. Heather believes in physical, mental, and spiritual well-being for overall health. She is particularly interested in cardiac disease since her father suffered for many years with complications from lifestyle choices and genetic disposition to a heart attack. Her biggest accomplishment has been training and completing the Cape Cod marathon in 2000.

Email: HWilson226@aol.com


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Maggie D. Begis

Ph.D, MS, RD, LD/N

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics:
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Specializes in: Critical Care Nutrition

Speaker


Dr. Maggie Begis is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. She received a Masters degree in Nutrition Sciences from Penn State University and a doctorate degree in Medical Nutrition Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine. Along with her academic career, Dr. Begis is a consultant for Shriners Hospitals for Children and owns a Private Practice.

Dr. Begis has extensive experience in clinical nutrition. Her specialty is pediatric critical care nutrition with a significant interest in burn trauma. Her research interests include critical care nutrition, malnutrition, and trace minerals. Dr. Begis is the Primary Investigator of numerous research studies at Shriners Hospitals for Children, including an on-going clinical trial that is exploring the effect of selenium supplementation on the infection rates of children with large burn injuries.

Dr. Begis speaks on various nutrition topics including:  cancer, weight loss, weight gain, and appropriate vitamin and mineral supplementation.

Email: Maggie.Dylewski@unh.edu


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Jodi Gorman

RD, LDN, CYT

Nutrition Consultant & Yoga Instructor

Specializes in Nutrition Therapy for children and families, providing interactive workshops to parents and early childhood educators on USDA nutrition guidelines, healthy lunch and snack box ideas, supermarket “smarts”, and menu planning.


Jodi Gorman is a registered/ licensed Dietitian living in Lincoln, MA. Jodi was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McGill University and followed this degree with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from MacDonald College of McGill University. Jodi moved to Cambridge, MA after completing her studies in Montreal and began working as a clinical dietitian at Lawrence General Hospital specializing in Intensive and Cardiac care and Renal nutrition.

For the past twenty years, Jodi has worked as a consultant dietitian to long term care facilities for residents suffering from many ailments, including Huntington's Disease, psychiatric illness and Multiple Sclerosis.

Jodi has also trained as a certified yoga teacher in the Raja Ashtanga discipline and practices her own yoga on a regular basis. She was the co-founder of "From the Mat to the Table–The Yoga of Conscious Eating", a workshop based system emphasizing the connection between yoga, meditation and eating with conscious awareness.

Jodi has provided voluntary services in nutrition education to guests at a local food pantry . Some topics for discussion included diabetes management, heart healthy diets and gluten free choices. She also assisted the group in healthy menu planning for their weekly guests.

Her current nutrition interests are in providing family nutrition workshops emphasizing healthy lunch and snack choices and quick and easy meal planning for busy families. She also enjoys developing simple recipes and healthy snacks for her husband and 2 daughters.

Jodi currently consults for The Boston Home, a NonProfit facility in Dorchester, MA, where she performs nutrition assessments, plans menus and holds monthly nutrition discussion groups for residents with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological disorders. She is especially interested in the link between Vitamin D deficiency and Multiple Sclerosis and is working with the clinical team in the development of protocols for this population.

Email: jodigorman92@gmail.com

For Jodi's up to date workshop schedule and information, visit her website, Peaceful Nourishment.