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Speakers

Jamie L. Pronschinske, RDN, CD

Keynote Speaker  //  Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse

Jamie Pronschinske received her Bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Wisconsin- Stout before completing her dietetic internship through Western Kentucky University. She started her career as a registered dietitian (RDN) in weight management before joining the clinical nutrition team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.  

 

Jamie enjoys working with patients with a variety of different medical conditions to help maximize their nutrition for a better quality of life. She sees patients as part of the Cardiac Rehab program where she assists them in adopting heart-healthy eating habits. She holds a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management and is also involved with Mayo Clinic's community outreach- promoting healthy eating through presentations, cooking demonstrations and recipe sampling with the goal of reducing instances of chronic diseases, like cardiovascular disease, in our community.

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Recommended readings and cookbook suggestions:

The Mayo Clinic Diet, Second Edition

Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life

American Heart Association Meals in Minutes Cookbook

American Heart Association Quick and Easy Cookbook, Second Edition

Host  //  Emcee

Deb Brazil

Prior to coming to News 8 Now/News8000 at the end of 2017, Deb worked in radio broadcast media for 25 years, with the last 15 of those at the La Crosse Media Group. She is very passionate about serving the community and is a co-founder of a local non-profit, the Local Lupus Alliance.

 

Deb, and her husband Paul, live on 60 acres above Dakota, Minnesota and recently started growing grapes. Bluff Top Vineyard will grow from 3 to 4 acres this summer. The Brazils have 3 grown daughters, two that work for Kwik Trip and another that is active duty Army in Texas. They also have 4 beautiful granddaughters.