Emilie Balkman MPH, MSN, RD, CDE, ARNP is the owner and primary wellness consultant for Foods2Chews, LLC. Emilie  Balkman, is registered and licensed as a dietitian and a family nurse  practitioner in the state of Florida.  As a Certified Diabetes Educator  (CDE), Emilie specializes in diabetes education across the lifespan.   Emilie also has special strengths with regard to weight management and  nutrition education.  She completed her public health nutrition graduate  work at the  University of  North Carolina at  Chapel Hill.  Her graduate nursing and family nurse practitioner training was done at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB).

Concurrent with her public health and dietitian training, she worked with Duke University’s Diet and Fitness Center in  Durham, North Carolina. She also was an intern with Harvard’s School of  Public Health and Children’s Hospital in  Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her nurse practitioner clinical training hours at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.  Emilie graduated with honors from the University of Kansas.  Upon completion of her undergraduate work, she received an academic  fellowship to develop a Community Health program in three townships in the Monteverde region of  Costa Rica.  She also participated in an advanced Spanish language program at the  Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies at the Universidad  Internacional in   Cuernavaca, Mexico.            


Emilie has built her professional career on her ability to effectively educate a wide variety of populations. Before moving to Jacksonville, Florida, Emilie worked with overweight children and their families at  East Carolina University. As an adjunct faculty  member and clinical dietitian at the Brody School of Medicine, she educated physicians, professors, and other healthcare providers about effective methods to prevent and treat childhood overweight.

Since relocating to Florida, Emilie has had the opportunity to expand her knowledge and practice by consulting and working with various healthcare  providers and academic institutions.  She combines her knowledge, experience, and compassion to the development of Foods2Chews, LLC. Through this company, she hopes to educate and empower people of all ages and backgrounds.  

Knowledge is power.  Knowledge about your health, and related habits is  exceptionally powerful when it results in making positive choices about  how you choose to live today, tomorrow, and for many years to come.

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