Nicole is a nutrition and wellness expert who believes in treating the whole person in order to make significant changes in one’s health. Currently serving as the Director of Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine at Castle Medical Center, Nicole continues her passion for a healthier Hawaii. Previously Nicole was the Health Promotion Nutrition Manager for the United States Air Force at their Medical Headquarters in San Antonio, TX. Nicole has worked in academia, military, non-profit, private and government sectors, most notably at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, where she was a health communications specialist with the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. Nicole has been featured on CNN, PBS, the Food Channel and other news shows for her expertise in these areas. A graduate of the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, Nicole holds a MPH in Nutrition, a BA from Southern Methodist University in Public Relations and Business and a Dietetics degree from Louisiana State University. She is a Registered Dietitian (RDN, LDN) and a Veteran of the Armed Forces having attended the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
Unlike the many nutrition books prioritizing image and personal appearance, Eating the Rainbow instead takes readers on an enlightening journey into practical wellness. Using a visual, non-math approach and a good sense of humor, the authors share insights about food science, human psychology, and the use of real-life dietary strategies for optimizing nutritional wellness.