Applied Nutrition and Research
Sheryl Aguilar, RD, is the lead Research Dietitian for the HNRG and directly supervises and manages the research kitchen and diet counseling trials. Ms. Aguilar has 18 years experience as dietitian in the private sector. Her experience includes employment as a food service manager and clinical dietitian for a 60 bed care home/skilled nursing facility. In this capacity, she managed a staff of 11 food service workers who produced 300 meals per day, developed menus, conducted inventories and ordered all foods and supplies. For 12 years, Ms. Aguilar provided individual and group nutrition counseling. She specialized as a Certified Diabetes Educator, developing curriculum, teaching classes, speaking to groups and counseling individuals. Having worked in physician offices, assisted living facilities, with home health agencies, and in both local hospitals, she has developed a network in the medical community.