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Amanda Sager

Major Amanda L. Sager
Site Coordinator, U.S. Military Dietetic Internship/Flight CC, Nutritional Medicine (AF), San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA

Education and Certifications

MS, Health Sciences in Public Health, Trident University International, 2011
BS, with Honors in Nutrition Management, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2001
General VA Dietetic Internship Program, 2002
Licensed Dietitian, Texas Department of State Health Services
Certified Group Lifestyle Balance Instructor, University of Pittsburg
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), National Commission for Health Education
Certificate in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Certificate in Adult Weight Management, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Biography

Amanda is the Site Coordinator for the US Military Dietetic Internship Consortium at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). She also acts in an administrative role as Nutritional Medicine Flight Commander for Air Force members of SAMMC's Nutritional Medicine Department. Amanda has been an active duty Registered Dietitian and Biomedical Sciences Corp officer since 2002. Her employment history has included positions as clinical dietitian, Dietetic Internship Instructor, Health Promotion Manager, Chief of Clinical Dietetics, Nutritional Medicine Flight Commander and MAJCOM consultant, as well as Performance Nutrition Operations Chief. She has provided career field expertise on topics to include plant-based nutrition, leadership, nutrition services abroad, medical record charting, humanitarian nutrition services, readiness skills verification, and acted as AF Peer Review champion. She publishes quarterly interviews for the Vegetarian Dietetics Practice Group in the Vegetarian Nutrition Update, and has published abstracts with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She returned from a 6-month deployment to Afghanistan as Nutritional Medicine Flight Commander to in July 2011. Amanda is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, and evaluation of the internship at SAMMC. She enjoys working with interns and staff to create an effective learning environment.

Amanda enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two cute pups as well as getting in some time outdoors, traveling, and when time allows - catching up on Netflix!

Academic Interests and Research

I am generally interested in research related to plant-based nutrition as it relates to disease prevention and treatment.

Publications

Vegetarian Nutrition Update, Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group, newsletter staff member. Author, Meet Our Members column, published quarterly.

R.E. Cole, A.L. Sager. Never Go Full Red! Revival of the Afghanistan "Go for Green" Nutrition Awareness program. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-September 2012 (Vol. 112, Issue 9, Supplement, Page A16. DOI:10.1016/ j.jand.2012.0642)

K.C.Campisi, A.Sager, T. Voracheck, P. Petnicki. Comprehensive Cholesterol Education Program Yields Positive Outcomes. Journal of the American Dietetic Association--September 2010 (Vol.110, Issue 9, Supplement, Page A38, DOI:10.1016/ j.jada.2010.06.143)

A.L. Sager, L.K. Schuette, C.F. Ross, C.A.Mulcahy, S.C. Haley, T.K. Vorachek, P.J. Petnicki. Updated Air Force Medical Nutrition Therapy Peer Review Process To Encourage Accurate ADIME Formatting AF-Wide. Journal of the American Dietetic Association--September 2010 (Vol.110, Issue 9, Supplement, Page A19, DOI:10.1016/ j.jada.2010.06.065)