Jane Sylvestre, MS, RDN, LDN (Excellence in Practice Award) brings research into practice to facilitate long term weight loss success for her patients. She is the lead dietitian at the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England.
Jane has been working with bariatric patients for over 10 years. She received a Master of Science from Texas Woman’s University and Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts. She received her level 1 and 2 certificates in Adult Weight Management from the Academy. She received the “Young Dietitian of the Year” from the Academy and recently won the 2018 Excellence in Nutrition Award from ASMBS.
Jane founded the New England Bariatric Surgery Dietitian Network and organized numerous bariatric conferences.
She writes a comprehensive newsletter for Care New England. For her patients, she teaches hands-on cooking classes, gives supermarket tours, hosts support groups, developed a mentor program, administrates a Facebook group called “cast-a-weighs, and participates in 5K’s regularly. She organized the 2019 ASMBS Walk from Obesity for RI. Jane created and operates a “bariatric boutique” for patients downsizing clothing.
In her spare time, Jane loves to run. Jane has completed 8 marathons, 1 of which she encouraged and ran with one of her patients.