Sandra is a Los Angeles-based Dietitian with many years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has worked with families and children to encourage healthy habits at an early start. Currently she focuses on increasing healthy habits during preschool by working with educators on developing practices that impact healthy eating habits and increased physical activity. She does this as a way to promote healthy lifestyles among young children through policy change and advocacy.
Using family, kid-friendly recipes and hands-on activities, Sandra provides savvy nutrition advice that is easy, fun , and ready to go!
Sandra has a background in Public Health and Project Management. She received her B.S., with a major in Biology with a focus in Microbiology from Cal State University, Northridge and received her Master’s Degree in Public Health & Nutrition from Loma Linda University. She has traveled to Ecuador where she shared nutritional advice with school-aged children and parents in a variety of settings.
Sandra has made a few guest appearances on Spanish language media including the Buenos Dias! Morning Show and Univision Radio. Most recently she was a guest blogger for Making Health Easier- a special project for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focused on an overarching national obesity prevention campaign.
She is a member of the following professional organizations: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The Los Angeles Dietetic Association, and The National Latina Business Womens Association.
Sandra is passionate about food and loves how it is a medium to build and nurture communities. She enjoys being active and ran her first marathon in LA in March. Among her current projects is developing a cookbook and a cooking mini-series aimed at busy Moms.
You can follow her tweets about tasty tips and eats on Twitter @GlowNutrition