Children’s Nutrition

HEALTH COACH   

 

 

The Gerald J. Joseph Health Coach program helps assess, design and coach parents and children on how to transition to healthy ways of eating and combined with an increase activity, will lead to a well balanced child’s energy, focus and calmness.

Colorful organic veggies, legumes, super-fruits, high-fiber rich root vegetables,, energy-packed nuts and seeds, grass-fed calcium-rich foods, and lets talk about Meatless Friday’s.

When you take in all the must-haves for a healthy meal for your kids, it can easily become an overwhelming checklist to achieve every single meal of the week—especially if you have a picky eater, your packing lunches and are lost for what to feed your child.

So how do you conquer kids and nutrition?

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder 

 

One of the areas of research that interests me for the last decade is ASD and the relationship between the human gut, the mother and childhood nutrition.

The environment within the gastrointestinal tract is called the microbome—where microbes, especially bacteria reside and chronic diseases syndromes in addition to ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorders may reside.

Recently, more has become known about the function of microbes and the microbiome’s connection with health, disease and ADS.

Background

1) I am in the process of being recognized by my peers and around the globe as a professional who has gone above and beyond expectations to acquire the latest knowledge and research-based skills required to successfully serve individuals with cognitive disorders through Certification for Cognitive Professionals.

https://boardcertifiedcognitivespecialist.com

2) Florida Department of Education  K12 Teacher Certification Health Education

3) I research and evaluate the Autism Spectrum Disorder landscape academically starting with the University of Miami Collage of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Physiology, Executive Director, UM Center for Autism & Related Disabilities, Michael Alessandri.

http://www.umcard.org/home/

4) I am currently fundraising for Autism Speaks which is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan of children, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support.

https://www.autismspeaks.org

5) I am currently fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

https://www.stjude.org

6) I am currently collaborating with Wellness by Design, Dubai, UAE on a  Childhood Obesity K12 Program

http://wellnessbd.com/about-us/

Autism 

Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.

Autism is considered a lifelong developmental disorder, but its diagnosis is based on a constellation of behavioral symptoms — social difficulties, fixated interests, obsessive or repetitive actions and unusually intense or dulled reactions to sensory stimulation — because no reliable bio-markers exist.

Mission

My mission is to develop the core competencies necessary in the field of Autism to empower researches, and families of children who have ASD to begin to recognize that organic foods and improving the microbiota can and will improve the lives of children with spectrum disorders.

Master of Education Research

I completed my research and thesis work using quantitative and exploratory research design to understand the factors that influence dietary behavior, and second, a systematic method of investigating the most effective methods for influencing dietary behavior to promote health.

Health Coach 

Gerald J. Joseph Health Coach

I have develop an evidence-based nutrition & exercise program for individuals with chronic disease syndromes, and for families with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders who have normal cognitive abilities, and experienced no significant delay in acquiring language skills which are very similar to individuals with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFA) and Asperger Syndrome which share similar symptoms.

Education

Grand Canyon University, GCU Phoenix, AZ

Master of Education, M.Ed.

San Diego State University, SDSU, San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Science, B.S., Health Science, Public Health

K12 Health Education 

Florida Department of Education, K12 Teaching Certificate Health Education

Research Internships 

Cardinal Newman Preparatory Academy, Santa Rosa California

Charles H. Kim Elementary School, Koreatown, Los AngelesCalifornia

Westminster Avenue Elementary School, Venice Beach California

Certifications

Family Life Education SDSU

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs K12 CDC

Health Education Curriculum K12 CDC

All Children Have The Ability To Learn, Heal and Prosper