Lois is delighted to be part of this passionate team of exceptional diabetes professionals. She is both a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) with a B.S. in Medical Dietetics from the University of Illinois, Medical Center, and also a M.S. in Nutrition & Food Science from Northern Illinois University, IL.
Lois has an extensive and diverse healthcare background including inpatient and outpatient hospital environments, public health, home health plus physician office and private practice settings. She has numerous experiences in corporate wellness as a Nutrition/Diabetes Subject Matter Expert, Health Coach and Webinar presenter. Lois was the first Director and launched the Diabetes Education and Accreditation Program (DEAP) for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). This accreditation ensures consistent quality standards of approved Diabetes Education Self-Management Education Programs. Lois also has in-depth knowledge of the food industry and has worked for food manufacturers such as KRAFT and PepsiCo, supporting product development and nutrition communications.
Lois has held various positions in professional and community organizations and is currently the Diabetes/Obesity Board Chair of a private foundation that supports the local Community Health Center.
Lois’s passion is to engage and empower individuals by providing the nutrition and diabetes resources and support they desire to achieve success, while making it easy to understand and implement, plus adding the element of FUN.
Lois can be reached via email at LBarnwell@fit4d.com.