Jaafar - Nutritionist - Beirut, Lebanon

Nadine Jaafar

Beirut, Lebanon




I am writing to express my interest in the position of Nutrition & Food Service/Catering or any other qualified position that you find most appropriate to my qualifications and skills.
I’m a qualified Dietitian committed to helping people eat well and lead healthy lifestyles. I have a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) from Lebanese International University, am a member of the Dietitians Association of Lebanon and hold a full, clean driver’s license.
As noted on the enclosed resume, I have developed good skills in food service through my work. For instance, I am highly skilled in the preparation and service of patient meals including: preparation of nutritious food along with food tray, delivery of food in timely manner, general cleanliness, washing of utensils, dishes, pots and pans. I possess a strong knowledge of food hygiene standards, portion control, and patient service in order to meet the employer’s expectations and goals.
Furthermore, I possess super communication skills to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.Isup Besides, I am an energetic team player who works glowing with co-workers and colleagues. My enclosed resume will provide you with the complete details of my qualifications pertinent to this job.
I am looking forward to schedule for an interview at the time of mutual convenience. If you have any question please feel free to contact me at + 961 70651490.

Nadine Jaafar
Phone Number: 961-70-651490
E-mail: nadinejaafar_@hotmail.com

Work History

Nutrition & Dietetic Therapist

Private Clinic

From January 2013

Assistant Hospital Dietitian

Bahman Hospital, Dietetic Department

January 2012 - January 2013

under the supervision of Mrs. Caroll Mounzer.

Student Intern

Bahman Hospital, Dietetic Department

June 2011 - December 2011

under the supervision of Mrs. Caroll Mounzer. to cover practical experience and application of theoretical knowledge in the following areas of Nutritional Sciences:

o Food Service Management and Food Safety
o Supervising the preparation and serving of meals.
o Involved in the dietary treatment of Disease and Health conditions including
Renal Disorder, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Diabetic, Hypertension, Cardio
vascular Disease, Inborn Errors of Metabolism
o Advising healthcare professionals, catering staff & nurses on nutritional matters
o Contacting patients on an outpatient basis to ensure compliance of diet.

o Undertaking comprehensive assessment of a patients' nutritional condition.
o Weight Management & Sports Nutrition

Research Assistant at the Health Management and Policy Department, Faculty


From December 2011

(December 2011)

• Research Assistant at the Health Management and Policy Department, Faculty of

Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut

From August 2010

under the supervision of Dr. Fadi El-Jardali; job responsibilities include:
o Transcribing three interviews conducted with Nursing Directors in Lebanon for the purpose of the study "Exploring the Problem of Security of Nurses in
Underserved Areas in the Middle East: Factors, Reasons and Incentives for
Recruitment and Retention"

• Certificate from the Red Cross ( September 2008)


seminar title:Dietary Glycemic Load and Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes mellitus (GDM); defined as glucose intolerance withonset or first recognition during pregnancy, is one of the most common pregnancy complications. GDM affects around 7% of all pregnancies. Tools for GDM management including dietary measures have been proposed as strategies in the prevention process. Low dietary glycemic load was thought to be one of these preventive tools.
Two prospective studies have been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of dietary glycemic load and GDM risk. The first study done in 2006 suggested that a diet with low fiber and high glycemic load was associated with an increased risk of GDM. In addition, another study in 2009 showed that higher consumption of sugar sweetened cola is associated with an elevated GDM risk.
As a conclusion, dietary glycemic load is shown to be significantly associated with increased risk of GDM. However further studies are needed to confirm these findings. In the mean time, the best advice for pregnant women is to avoid high glycemic load diets including soft drinks by following a balanced diet that is moderate in fibers and sweetened beverages and that supplies all the nutrients needed for her and her fetus.

Qualifications & Certifications

Nutrition and Dietetics

Lebanese International University

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