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Janet M de Jesus, M.S., R.D.

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Janet M de Jesus, M.S., R.D.


Janet M. de Jesus, M.S., R.D., is a nutritionist in the Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS) 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

Ms. de Jesus In the News

January 7, 2014 : U.S. News
U.S. News ranks best diets for weight loss, healthy eating, more
Laura McMullen
Today, U.S News & World Report released the fourth annual Best Diets rankings – a collection of 32 in-depth diet analyses, reviewed and rated by a panel of nutrition and health experts. The panel deemed the NHLBI-supported DASH eating plan the best overall, as it outscored most other plans in its healthiness and likelihood to ward off diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

December 16, 2013 : Contemporary Clinical Trials
Implementation of the NHLBI Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents: Rationale and study design for Young Hearts Strong Starts, a cluster-randomized trial targeting body mass index, blood pressure, and tobacco.
coauthored by Janet M. de Jesus, M.S., R.D., Division for the Application of Research Discoveries
Learn about the Young Hearts Strong Starts study that tested strategies for implementing the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-supported Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents.

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