Jana Greene Hand is a Registered Dietitian recognized for her expertise in nutrition counseling for adults, children and adolescents with a variety of nutrition needs and medical conditions. Whether her patient is looking to lose weight, or suffering from Diabetes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or an Eating Disorder, Jana’s approach is highly individualized, focusing on how to best educate and motivate people to take control of their nutrition given their situation. She loves helping empower her patients to change their lives through eating and living well. Her philosophy is “one-step-at-a-time” and she uses empathy and understanding to help her patients achieve both short and long term results. Whether you are a busy working professional or parent who likes to “drive thru” for a quick meal or a chef who only eats organic foods, Jana tailors her counseling style to find solutions that fit your lifestyle to help you reach your nutrition goals.
Jana gives nutrition lectures, writes nutrition articles, and has had her work featured on nutrition websites such as NutritionJobs.com. Jana also trains and supervises Dietetic Interns at Cal State Los Angeles, where she teaches nutrition courses and mentors nutrition students interested in becoming Registered Dietitians.
Jana graduated from UCLA with a double Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication Studies. She continued her education by pursuing her Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science at California State University, Los Angeles, where she wrote her thesis about helping overweight and obese women manage their pregnancy weight gain. She has trained and worked at Keck Hospital of USC, Kaiser Permanente, Super Kids Nutrition, the Safe Harbor Eating Disorder Program, and heads her own private practice. Jana holds a certification in pediatric and adolescent weight management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Jana lives in Southern California where she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young children.
What is an RD?
Registered Dietitians, or RDs, are food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training and credentials that back a Registered Dietitian are vital for promoting positive lifestyle choices. When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease—rely on qualified professionals in the field. Registered Dietitians draw on their experience to develop a personalized nutrition plan for individuals of all ages. They are able to separate facts from fads and translate nutritional science into information you can use. A Registered Dietitian can put you on the path to lowering weight, eating healthfully and reducing your risk of chronic disease.