Jamie Pittman is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with her Masters of Science degree in Dietetics. Jamie’s studies in this field have provided her with experience in developing menus that are compliant with regulations for: National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and Adult Food Care Programs (CACFP), NYC food standards, and Department for the Aging. Creating menus for these programs has provided her with experience in facilitating schools, and adult homes/centers/ shelters with assistance they need to not only create tasteful meals that meet required meal component standards but also reduce labor costs. Throughout her experience as a consultant for menu development/compliance, Jamie has learned the importance of finding healthy, low cost, nutrient dense foods and ingredients that will satisfy the needs of your program as well as the consumer appetite that is being served.
Jamie has assisted in the successful completion of several administrative reviews for various schools, shelters and CACFP programs. She has prepared reviews, created recipes, ensured ingredient compliance and helped facilities understand how to provide meals to meet the regulations they are required to follow. She has also developed programs to aid industrial kitchens with food safety/ cleanliness.
Much of Jamie’s professional experience has included educating individuals on healthy food habits. She has done this on both an individual level as well as larger group workshops that are specially designed to cater to a specific demographic. Having helped many individuals with a variety of medical diagnoses, she realized the common denominator to most people’s problems was in their eating habits. Helping programs understand how they can influence the eating habits of their community has been a rewarding aspect of Jamie’s career.