The Rockstar Nutritionist
Jill Jayne, MS, RD, is the country’s only Rockstar Nutritionist. Jill is the leading expert at creating and delivering interactive media about health for kids and families. She is an agent for social change around childhood obesity prevention and treatment, creating acclaimed live performances, original music and tools for educators that make nutrition rock.
Jill is president and creative director of Note to Health, a New York City-based company specializing in age-appropriate, interactive multimedia productions designed to teach kids about health. Jill’s work has been performed for over 170,000 kids across the United States and has been featured in national media outlets including NPR, PBS, The Washington Post, and industry trade publications.
Jill’s knack for rock ‘n roll nutrition is the result of her experience as a musician and training in nutrition. Jill’s rock band Sunset West has toured and recorded extensively in the mainstream music scene including The Vans Warped Tour and The Next Great American Band on FOX. Jill’s stage credits also include off-Broadway actress, Radio Disney DJ, sketch comedy music writer and performer, and jazz pianist. In addition to being an accomplished musician, Jill is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition education from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in nutrition and theater from Penn State University. Before becoming a professional Rockstar Nutritionist, Jill was writer, producer and host of the nationally-syndicated, nationally-acclaimed children’s nutrition news program What’s in the News for PBS and a New York City public school teacher.
She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
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The Rockstar Nutritionist: Professional Pizzazz for Conferences and Workshops
Jill specializes in professional pizzazz at conferences and events for grown-ups. Part speech, part performance, Jill makes sure her audiences get the facts about nutrition but in a way that they will surely remember.
FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Nutrition Education through Entertainment
Some rock songs from the rock’n roll nutrition show and CD, Jump with Jill, with creator Jill Jayne. Learn about the science behind her translations of nutrition facts into rock operas. Learn to use compelling health statistics to sell nutrition and fitness, apply behavior change theory to enhance your teaching style, and expand the boundaries of nutrition and physical activity education by discovering new ways to educate through entertainment. Expect to leave with pointers on cross-curricular teaching, kinesthetic learning and a celtic punk song about water stuck in your head.
Jill has performed this speech at the Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Wisconsin, Missouri and Tennessee Dietetic Associations, Action for Healthy Kids in Wisconsin, Illinois and Nebraska, Eat Smart New York, WIC Nutrition & Breastfeeding State Conference in Texas, Illinois and Missouri, and the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE).
FOR PARENTS and EDUCATORS: The Student Body: Creating a Culture of Wellness at Your School
With experience as a public school teacher and several years touring through America’s schools with her rock ‘n roll nutrition show, registered dietitian and musician Jill Jayne understands the adversity to changing school culture around wellness. Jill will not just show you how to get kids to eat their vegetables; she will explore how to mobilize your entire learning community to value health.
FOR PROFESSIONALS: How to Be a Rockstar Nutritionist
How did a starry-eyed bean pole from a working class town become The Rockstar Nutritionist? Learn how Jill built her empire out of a good idea and tip jar, explore how branding strategy applies to nutrition and a “Top 10” tips and tricks on the things you didn?t learn in your dietetic training that you need for professional success.
That’s So Mainstream: Your Blueprint to Mold Breaking Success
What does it take to make it in the big time? How can we see more credentialed health professionals in the media? Could it be you? Spend some time with The Rockstar Nutritionist, Jill Jayne, on the topic of branding and media creation, distribution and promotion. Learn about the elements that our profession?s highest achieving leaders have exploited to make it to the top. Learn tips for finding your voice and shaping your brand.
FOR GENERAL HEALTH: Cut the Crap
Want to have more energy? Cut the crap! Explore the main culprits on our current declining health trends, and how you can readjust what you ingest for a healthier, more energetic life.
I Will Not Be Bought: The Influence of the Media on Body Image and Food Habits
Advertising is an invasive and persuasive force on the way we think, eat, and learn, and on many levels completely unconscious. Learn the powerful tools advertisers use by analyzing recent copy, how advertising infuences our health habits and what you can do to empower yourself and others to be a part of the counter movement.
The Student Body: Creating a Culture of Wellness at Your School
With experience as a public school teacher and five years touring through America’s schools with her rock ‘n roll nutrition show, registered dietitian and musician Jill Jayne understands the adversity to changing school culture around wellness. Jill will not just show you how to get kids to eat their vegetables; she will explore how to mobilize your entire learning community to value health.