Austin Brooks, MS, RD, is a project associate for the Family Nutrition Program, focusing on creating and sharing nutrition and healthy lifestyle information in digital formats. An alumna of Virginia Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Austin recently graduated from the University of Vermont’s Master of Science in Dietetics program and dietetic internship. While at the University of Vermont, Austin completed a research project examining the feasibility of online nutrition education for pregnant women enrolling in WIC and presented the findings at a poster session for the 2012 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Austin’s passion for nutrition was discovered while learning to cook after moving out on her own during college. An avid volleyball player, Austin is able to stay active doing something she loves. It is with this perspective on Eating Smart and Moving More that Austin is able to share her love of healthy living online in hopes of inspiring others to take control of their own health through diet and exercise.
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