Central Oregon Nutrition: Lori Brizee
Lori Brizee has been a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist since 1983, and a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2015. She spent the first 22 years of her practice focusing on pediatric nutrition. She worked in public health for 2 years, followed by 20 years at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, where she focused on children with special healthcare needs. She became an expert on nutrition for children with kidney disorders, writing for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pediatric Manual of Clinical Dietetics and speaking at several local and national conferences.
Lori moved to Bend, Oregon in 2006 and started a private nutrition practice, serving clients of all ages, who had a wide variety of nutrition concerns; with a major emphasis on diabetes, pre-diabetes, weight management and pediatrics. She has recently passed her private practice on to Synergy Health and Wellness in Bend and is focusing on nutrition and diabetes with teaching at Oregon State University, Cascades Campus, writing, speaking and volunteering. Lori has written many articles on nutrition topics for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. In 20ll, she published a book on feeding children called Healthy Choices, Healthy Children, A guide to raising fit, happy kids, published by Paraclete Press.
Lori is married to Bob Brydges and has two adult children, Suzanne and Michael Brydges.
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