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Shannon Deshazer, NDTR, CDM

Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered


Shannon Deshazer graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition. She obtained her Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) status and Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  Her Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) credentials were obtained from the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals. The Associates of Applied Science and Community Nutrition Worker Certificate were obtained at Central Arizona College.



Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science

The University of Alabama

Major: Food and Nutrition


Associate of Applied Science in Dietetic Education and Culinary Arts

Central Arizona College

Major: Dietetic Technician



Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management

Commission on Dietetic Registration

Community Nutrition Worker Certificate

Central Arizona College

Dietetic Technician, Registered

Commission on Dietetic Registration

Certified Dietary Manager

Commission on Dietetic Registration

Relevant Experience

May 2007Dec 2007

Dietetic Technician Internship

Manor at Blue Water Bay

    -Interpreted and documented nutrition data in order to implement nutrition interventions and establish goals

    -Performed nutrition assessments and screening on individuals, groups, and populations

    -Monitored patient’s food and/or nutrient intake

    -Evaluated and monitored enteral nutrition regimes

    -Educated in disease prevention and health promotion according to the client’s educational needs

    -Participated in nutrition based programs

    May 2007Dec 2007

    Dietary Manager Internship

    Community Health and Rehab

    -Utilized nutrition data in the patient care plan

    -Assisted in developing and/or modifying menus

    -Purchased, received, stored, and distributed food supplies and equipment following established quality and sanitation standards

    -Investigated safety and productivity to ensure quality health standards are met

    -Determined personnel needs and employee schedules

    Membership in Professional Organizations

    -Alabama Dietetic Association (ALDA) 2014 - present

    -Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group (AND WM DPG) 2014- 2015

    -North Alabama Dietetic Association (NALDA) 2013 - 2015

    -Phi Kappa Phi 2013 - present

    -Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) 2011 - present

    Volunteer Experience

      Manna House                                                                                                          May 2014

      - Distributed commodity and ready-to-eat food items to over 300 individuals in the community

        Meals on Wheels                                                                                                                           May 2014

        - Packaged 212 meals to be delivered for home bound seniors

          FeedMyStarvingChildren                                                                                                               April 2014

          - Helped assemble 3,000 culture-appropriate meals for 105 severely malnourished children in Indonesia

          Manna House                                                                                                                    January 2016

          -Distributed commodity and ready-to-eat food items to over 300 individuals in the community

            Work Philosophy

            I believe it is important to work with those who have nutritional needs and the field of dietetics will allow me that opportunity. Through my skills and training, I can guide and support others with their nutrition goals. Continuous learning is important and I look forward to furthering my education as well as helping others  on their path to wellness.