- Director, Coordinated MPH-Nutrition Program
- Assistant Education Specialist, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Aida is the co-director of the Leadership, Education and Training Program in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Minnesota. This program provides graduate education and training to students, Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists, and other health professionals interested in developing a specialization in maternal and child nutrition.
Aida is also a Pediatric Nutrition Consultant for two clinics that specialize in working with infants and children with feeding disorders, developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Previously, she was a clinical dietitian at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and at medical centers in Georgia and Guatemala.
Aida has a passion for working with families of children with feeding, growth, and nutrition problems. She has been an invited speaker—both locally and nationally—on topics related to childhood obesity, motivational interviewing, challenges of children with special healthcare needs, nutrition in autism spectrum disorder, and pediatric feeding disorders.
Aida completed undergraduate studies at Whittier College in California, earned a Master’s degree in Medical Science from Emory University in Atlanta, and completed a Doctoral degree in Higher Education at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.