Jean Brown, RD

Jean is a registered and licensed dietitian who has practiced in St. Louis for over 20 years. Prior to becoming a dietitian, she received an associate's degree in Nursing and Biology and worked as a registered nurse in an acute care hospital, as well as medical clinics.

In 1987 Jean received her bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition Science at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and took postgraduate courses at the University of Arizona in Tucson. In 1990 she completed a dietetic internship at BJC in St. Louis, gaining experience in community and clinical nutrition plus food service management.

As a dietitian, Jean has worked in a variety of health care settings but has particularly enjoyed assisting clients in cardiac rehabilitation and diabetes self-management, She obtained a certification in Adult Weight Management in 2003 and recently earned a certification in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management.

She is married and has four grown step-children and three step-grandsons. She has many interests including hiking, canoeing, reading, painting, weaving, cooking, gardening, and keeping abreast of the ever-changing areas of food and nutrition that impact society.