Graduate Student Spotlight – Jamie Stolarz
Jamie Stolarz, MS, RD, LDN earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a specialization in dietetics and completed a thesis on vitamin D in 2009. In 2011, she earned her master’s degree in Nutrition with a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences and completed her dietetic internship through the University of Florida’s MS-DI program.
Jamie is currently the first in-store dietitian for Publix Super Markets where she is piloting Publix Dietitian Services in Riverview, Florida. Every day is an exciting adventure for Jamie in this groundbreaking position for Publix. She teaches group nutrition classes and provides one-on-one nutrition consultations, meal planning, grocery store tours, and personal shopping assistance- all within the grocery store. Additionally, Jamie develops program content, markets Publix Dietitian Services to doctors’ offices and gyms, attends community events, contributes to the store’s manager’s meetings, and interacts with the media. See http://www.publix.com/dietitian/.
Before joining the Publix team, Jamie’s first job was as a program coordinator with the Department of Veterans Affairs at the HONOR Center in Gainesville, Florida. She started this career by planning and coordinating the Still Serving: Vet to Vet Meals at Home pilot program. She then created the pilot program Vet HEALTH: Healthy Eating And Lifestyle Tips for Heroes, a nutrition education pilot program for veterans. Through Vet HEALTH, Jamie developed and implemented group nutrition classes, grocery store tours, and cooking demonstrations.
Jamie has used her knowledge of nutrition and talent for cooking to develop a series of cooking demonstration videos for UF: www.youtube.com/UFnutrition. In her free time, she enjoys developing and cooking delicious, healthy recipes and posting them on her personal blog – Two Sisters, One Kitchen: www.TwoSistersOneKitchen.com. Jamie has placed in several recipe contests, including earning 1st place in Chiquita’s Ultimate Banana Recipe Contest, 1st place in Cigna’s Recipe for Fun Contest, and 2nd and 3rd place in the Glory Foods Soulful Lunches Recipe Contest. Jamie loves staying active and competes in races including 5Ks and 8Ks and enjoys group exercise classes, swimming, biking, and running.