Video: Dietician Monica Joyce and Slam Dunk For Kids
March is National Nutrition Month
This year’s theme is Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right
As part of a video series called Showcasing Our Nutrition Heroes, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have honored dietitians who have had an impact on people’s lives. Monica Joyce, of Chicago, was selected in January to become one of only 4 Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDNs) to be featured in the campaign and receive an award. She is also the only one from Illinois to have done so.
She was chosen especially for her work with children who have diabetes. As the Executive Director of Slam Dunk for Diabetes, which she also founded in 2004, she has established the only day camp for basketball in the United States. With this, she has created a fun, meaningful environment for kids to learn about their disease and how to manage it well.