Prof. Kristin Bartholomew
I have been teaching nutrition at Valencia since Fall 2000. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for more than 20 years, my passion has been nutrition for most of my life. Prior to teaching at Valencia, I was a clinical dietitian in a hospital for several years. I also worked a bit on the side as a consultant dietitian for long term care and home health as well as taught classes for a gym.
Outside of Valencia I spent many years volunteering in youth sports, both as a coach and managing teams. I also volunteered in elementary schools providing nutrition and science education in the classroom. Additionally, I assisted several schools in successfully obtaining grants to improve nutrition and fitness, then helped them introduce new programs created by the grant funds.
At Valencia, I have not only had the pleasure of educating students, but have facilitated faculty through the tenure process, and taught faculty development courses. I am currently the Nutrition Discipline Chair, while continuing to teach both online and face to face classes for students and faculty.