Alumni Spotlight: Jade Manczuk

Jade Manczuk graduated from Cox College’s Dietetic Internship program in 2012. She currently works at Jordan Valley Community Health Center (JVCHC) as a Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Education Program Coordinator. JVCHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center that has locations in six Southwest Missouri communities with nine clinics offering medical, dental, behavioral health and optometry services. She is the only dietitian employed through JVCHC that covers all of those areas.

Jade’s job is unique in that no two days are exactly alike. She does anything and everything in regards to nutrition therapy in an outpatient one-on-one setting for a variety of chronic conditions. The most common conditions she sees are patients who suffer with Hypertension, Diabetes, Weight Management (under or overweight), and overall heart health issues. Her patients range in ages from infant to elderly.  She feels this helps keep her on her toes and she wouldn’t have it any other way.  As coordinator of JVCHC’s American Diabetes Association Recognized program,  she provide diabetes education in group and one-on-one sessions.  Jade also teaches a variety of education classes from pain management and nutrition to diabetes prevention. One of the best parts of her job is that for all established patients at Jordan Valley, her services are absolutely free of charge!  So, cost is not a barrier to JVCHC’s patients.

“I am thankful I made the decision to go into this field, as I get to do what I enjoy and love every single day.”