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AM Nutrition Services - Metrocenter Location

Metrocenter Staff


Julie Nelson, RD   Nutrition Specialist
Joined AM Nutrition Services: 2018

Attended: 
Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI

Internship:
Coordinated Undergraduate Program at Viterbo University

Enjoys about her job: 
Building long-term relationships with patients and their families.
   
Does in her free time: 
Spending precious time with my husband and our new grandchildren.  Enjoying volunteering both through my church, para church (women's mentor) and neighborhood (Board Member of my Neighborhood Association).  I try to stay connected with friends living and serving out of the country.
   
Interesting Fact:  
I lived and worked in East Africa for two years serving as a project nutritionist.  Other than marrying my hubby later in life this has been the best experience of my life!



Christina Maffiola, RD   Nutrition Specialist
Joined AM Nutrition Services: 2018

Attended: 
Illinois State University

Internship:
Bradley University

Enjoys about her job: 
I love being able to meet new people from various cultures and backgrounds and helping them create lifelong nutrition habits.  I also love when I get to see people understand the concepts that I am teaching them.
   
Does in her free time: 
I love long walks down the aisles of Target and to explore new places by hiking.  also, I enjoy reading, watching Netflix, and baking!
   
Interesting Fact:  
I was on the bowling team in high school!


Julia Barberes, RD   Nutrition Specialist
Joined AM Nutrition Services: 2018

Attended: 
Arizona State University

Internship:
Arizona State University Dietetic Intership

Enjoys about her job: 
It is incredibly rewarding to use all of the skills that I have gained through my journey to become a dietitian.  I love that every patient is unique.  It is rewarding to work with them on an individual level and to help them on their journey to improve their nutrition. 
   
Does in her free time: 
Every weekend my family is always up to something, whether we are hanging out at the house and cooking a big dinner, or out and about.  My husband is always finding fun things for us to do.  I spend most of my time playing with my kids, but when I actually have some down-time, I enjoy researching anything about nutrition. 
   
Interesting Fact:  
I had the opportunity to study abroad in Tokyo, Japan and I absolutely loved being immersed in the culture.  I can't wait to go back one day.


Ana Laura Peralta   Office Coordinator
Joined AM Nutrition Services: 2019

Attended: 
Everest College

Internship:
Medical Assistant

Enjoys about her job: 
I enjoy being the face of each patient that walks into our clinic and welcoming them to their healthcare journey.
   
Does in her free time: 
I love to go hiking and visit my family in Mexico
   

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