Brookline Resident Susanne Wakerly Joins Community Servings as Registered Dietician
Community Servings Welcomes Registered Dietician Susanne Wakerly
Local non-profit that provides meals for chronically ill hires Susanne Wakerly to ensure that each client’s nutritional needs are met
Community Servings announced today that Susanne Wakerly has joined the organization as a registered dietitian. Wakerly comes to Community Servings from Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital where she was responsible for providing dietary care for patients with a variety of illnesses.
“Susanne brings to Community Servings years of experience in managing the diets of people who are coping with serious illnesses,” said David Waters, CEO of Community Servings. “Through her work as a cooking class coordinator and clinical dietitian, she has proven that she can relate successfully to patients of many different ages and backgrounds. We’re thrilled that she’ll be joining us.”
Wakerly has an extensive background in community outreach and nutrition education and, prior to joining Brockton Hospital, spent a year with Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Program, where she conducted hands-on cooking classes and led a research effort designed to assess long-term behavioral change in class graduates.
“I’m excited to begin working at Community Servings, an organization that has such a dramatic impact on so many individuals throughout Massachusetts” said Wakerly. “I’ve spent the better part of my career counseling the chronically ill, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help on such a large scale.”
Wakerly has an M.S. in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she counseled patients on complex therapeutic diets. At Community Servings, she will be responsible for ensuring that the dietary needs of over 1,300 critically and chronically ill clients are met every day. In addition to its meal preparation services, Community Servings also provides nutrition education to hundreds of individuals and families every year.
About Community Servings
Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, MS and Lou Gehrig’s disease. We provide our 1300 clients, their dependent families, and caregivers with appealing, nutritious lunch, dinner & a snack each day and send the message to those in greatest need that someone cares. Our goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity and preserve the integrity of their families through free, culturally appropriate, home-delivered meals, nutrition education, and other community programs.
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