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Janet M. de Jesus, M.S., R.D., is a nutritionist in the Division for the Application of Research Discoveries (DARD) at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In this role, Ms. de Jesus works in education for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. She also leads the Adult CVD Risk Reduction Guidelines Lifestyle Work Group and is program leader of the NHLBI Integrated Pediatric Guideline for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction Implementation Initiative.
Ms. de Jesus supports education efforts in the We Can!™ (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) program for the prevention of overweight and obesity in children and youth. She also supports the development of education materials for the National High Blood Pressure Education Program and the "Keep the Beat" product line of cookbooks and calendars.
Ms. de Jesus provides nutritional guidance for the development of heart health materials for health disparity outreach to multicultural communities. The health disparity product line includes heart health train-the-trainer manuals for community educators, easy-to-read heart disease risk factor booklets, and cultural recipe books. She serves as an education trainer for the NHLBI community health worker program and the We Can! Parent Program.
She received a Masters Degree in nutrition from Florida State University, Tallahassee.
Areas of expertise: nutrition and obesity
May 16, 2013
: The NIH Record
NHLBI supports World Health Day, hypertension awareness
In support of World Health Day in April, and its theme of hypertension (high blood pressure), the NHLBI collaborated on national and international levels to raise awareness about hypertension and the importance of research in this area.
August 13, 2012
: Journal of the American Medical Association
Trends in serum lipids among US youths aged 6 to 19 years, 1988-2010
coauthored by Paul Sorlie, Ph.D., and Janet DeJesus, M.S., R.D., NHLBI
Between 1988-1994 and 2007-2010, a favorable trend in serum lipid concentrations was observed among youths in the United States but almost 1 in 10 had elevated serum total cholesterol in 2007-2010.
Myth-busting blood pressure - a hypertension Google+ hangout in honor of World Hypertension Day