Diana Guevara, MPH, RD, LD

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Community Health Education Specialist
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Diana's interest for nutrition bloomed upon learning the power that food and nutrition can have in preventing disease. Her passion for helping others adapt healthier lifestyle in an easy and delicious way has led her to become the Nourish Program’s Community Health Education Specialist.

One of our own, Diana is a graduate of the Dietetic Internship Program. After completing her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from The University of Texas at Austin, she continued on to complete her Masters in Public Health and dietetic internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health.

As a registered dietitian, Diana started her career in corporate wellness in Lake Buena Vista, FL. She later returned to serve her Houston community as an outpatient clinical dietitian where she took part in the first Food Prescription program to be established in the state of Texas. Diana has worked primarily with patients with Type 2 Diabetes and has experience in individual counseling, nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, and classes. Diana is bilingual in both English and Spanish.

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Current Projects

Nourishing the Community Through Culinary Medicine

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Nourishing the Community Through Culinary Medicine is a study to pilot test a virtual culinary medicine program with adults with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this study is to see how well synchronous but virtual hands-on healthy cooking classes work to help patients with diabetes improve cooking skills, change eating habits and control diabetes. All materials for this project, including our toolkit and recorded classes are available on the Nourish website.

Teaching Kitchen Multisite Trial – UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Site

The Teaching Kitchen Multisite Trial is a pilot study to evaluate a teaching kitchen-based lifestyle intervention as part of a randomized controlled Multisite Trial with adults with clinically defined obesity and one additional metabolic syndrome component.