Registered Dietitian

Jessica Jones, MS, RD, CDE

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dietetic Internship
CUNY Brooklyn, MS, Nutrition
San Francisco State University, BA, Journalism, magna cum laude

Professional Experience
Jessica has a wide range of experience in the field of nutrition. She has held nutrition positions for the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and Kings County Hospital Center in New York City. Before joining UCSF, Jessica worked as an Outpatient Dietitian at a primary care clinic within Alameda Health System. Additionally, Jessica has over 10 years of experience as a journalist, and has written numerous nutrition articles for SELF, Buzzfeed, Today’s Dietitian and more.

Special Area of Focus
In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, Jessica is a Certified Diabetes Educator, with an interest in Diabetes management and prevention within diverse patient populations. She holds a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and has a special interest in helping people achieve their happy weight, with an emphasis on Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. As a 20-year vegetarian, Jessica has a passion for promoting the power of plant-based eating with a practical, individualized approach. Jessica uses compassion as the backbone for her nutrition counseling and hones in on motivational interviewing as a successful tool for evoking long-term behavior change.

Other Interests
Jessica loves using media as a platform for distributing evidenced-based nutrition information. In 2012, Jessica co-founded Food Heaven Made Easy, a nutrition and lifestyle website with a healthy cooking/nutrition web-series. Jessica also co-hosts a biweekly nutrition podcast and released her first cookbook, The 28-Day Plant-Powered Health Reboot, in January of 2017. In her spare time, Jones loves to tour open houses, travel to international destinations, and get a good night’s sleep (9 hours to be exact).