Nellie Wixom received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Management from Rochester Institute of Technology with highest honors. Her past work experience includes Wegmans Food and Drug, where she worked in the Consumer Affairs Department developing and revising nutrition education material. Wixom has been with the University of Rochester for 16 years. Nellie was the program director of the University of Rochester's Nutrition Weight Management Center for 10 years.

Currently, she wears several hats at the University of Rochester. For the last five years, Nellie developed and continues to teach two in-class academic courses at the University of Rochester's School of Nursing entitled Best Practices in Nutrition and Weight Management for the Health Care Professional and Adolescent Weight Management for the Health Care Professional. In addition, for the last three years she has facilitated a Fast Track online course entitled Nutrition and Health. She also has an appointment as a research dietitian at the UR Clinical Research Center and was co-principal investigator of a study through the School of Nursing that is testing the effects of acupuncture on weight loss in adults.

Wixom has also participated in many speaking engagements, media interviews, and newspaper articles on obesity and other nutrition related topics. In addition, she has co-authored a nutrition chapter on obesity for the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine titled 'Nutrition Intervention in the Medical Management of Obesity.'

Current Focus

"As a registered dietitian, I am passionate about the field of nutrition and its impact on health. One of my specific research interests includes the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children."

Professional Experience
Clinical Instructor, SON (Nutrition), Rochester, NY, US. 2/2004 - Current

The Next Generation of Nutrition Wellness
Worksite Wellness, Health Benefits Expo, 2009
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Gumbiner, B (2001). Obesity. American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.