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Home : Guest Columnists : JoAnn Prophet

About JoAnn Prophet, MS, RD:

JoAnn Prophet is a Registered Dietitian who teaches the food service management courses required for the Dietetics Major at University of California, Davis.

In addition to teaching, she is a consultant dietitian specializing in both food service systems and gerontological nutrition. She works with long-term-care skilled nursing facilities and congregate and home-delivered meals programs. Focusing on food service management as it related to public feeding programs, she is involved in evaluating nutritional concerns along with operational factors. These include production aspects, such as food handling and distribution, as well as administrative issues such as funding, productivity, and use of computer resources.

JoAnn Prophet is a member of the American Dietetics Association and is currently serving as Chair of the Gerontological Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. She is also a Site Visitor and Self-Study Reviewer for the American Dietetic Association. She is also a member of the California Education Council, the Consultant Dietitians in Health Care Facilities Dietetic Practice Group, the National Restaurant Association, and the Golden Empire Dietetic Association. She writes a monthly column for the American Institute for Cancer Research called "Fit After Fifty", which addresses nutrition and health issues for older Americans. She has also participated in a certificated program at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, CA.

Education:
M.S., University of California, Davis
R.D., Registered Dietitian, American Dietetic Association

Articles by JoAnn Prophet, MS, RD

Focus on Fiber For Fitness
Perhaps more than any other nutrition practice, good fiber intake is important to our daily quality of life.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Are They Good Fats??
Omega-3 fatty acids have been making sensational nutritional headlines recently, which seems to be at odds with health news about fat intake. What are these fatty acids?

A Cup is a Cup is a Cup
How big is big? What is a serving? Why does one serving of salad dressing equal two tablespoons but one helping of cereal fills an eight-ounce cup?

Water: Ten Reasons To Drink Up
Experts have recommended 6-8 cups per day for years, but recent studies have raised this amount even further to 10 cups for women and 12 cups for men. All liquids count toward the 10 to 12 cup goal, but bear in mind that both caffeine and alcohol act as diuretics and may actually increase normal fluid losses. Ten good reasons to increase your fluid intake...

Your Summer Garden: A Nutrition Smorgasbord
One of life's greatest culinary treats is the taste of a fresh, juicy tomato ripe off the vine from your bountiful home garden. When you add the fresh green peas, zucchini, green beans and summer squash, you have a real summer smorgasbord of both great taste and nutrition.


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