Jillian Ondreyka, MPH, RDN, IFNCP, IBCLC, CLT
In my private practice, Embrace Health Nutrition, I enjoy working with patients one-on-one to achieve their health goals. My two specialties are Life Cycle & Family Nutrition and Nutrition for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).
I am passionate about working with moms and babies because I can promote healthy eating in two generations, which makes a lasting positive health impact. My expertise in maternal and infant nutrition will help you build the foundation of healthy eating habits for life for the entire family. Good nutrition is essential to a healthy, happy life!
Through patient’s experimentation and some medical research, it is becoming apparent that nutrition has an important role in managing HS. Foods can either contribute to flares or help calm the inflammation in the body and encourage healing. I became interested in this specialty because I suffer from Hidradenitis Suppurativa and wanted to use my nutrition background to help myself and others. I work with patients to identify their food triggers and guide and empower them to make lifestyle changes. I partner with my patients to develop a nutrition plan that will fit into their busy lifestyle.
My work experience includes the University of Michigan's Maternal Infant Health Program; The University of Michigan's Briarwood Center for Women, Children, and Young Adults; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at both the local (Wayne County) and state (Lansing) levels; the headstart program; and consulting for various organizations. I enjoy working on a variety of public health projects at a population-level as a Quality Improvement Advisor at Altarum. Projects include promoting children’s oral health, the intersection of oral health and nutrition, nutrition for state and federal WIC programs, and engaging providers in responsible opioid prescribing. As a Fresh Thyme Ambassador, I promote health and wellness education to Fresh Thyme customers at store events throughout Michigan.
My educational experience is as follows:
2014: Graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Eastern Michigan University with minor in psychology
2014: Upon completion of the national exam, became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
2017: Earned my Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) credential from the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy
2018: Completed a training program provided by Lactation Education Consultants and received my Certified Lactation Specialist credential
2018: Graduated with my Master’s in Public Health in the program Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan
2018: Became a Certified LEAP Therapist
2018: Passed the international exam to become an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant
I enjoy feeding my curious mind and drive to learn by attending conferences and webinars in my varied interests including breastfeeding, functional nutrition, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, gut health, microbiome, epigenetics, food allergies, health promotion, motivational interviewing, adverse food reactions and maternal and infant health and nutrition.