New York, N.Y.
Areas of Expertise:
- Behavior and Lifestyle Modification
- Community Nutrition/Public Health
- Latino Nutrition
Arévalo is a nutrition consultant and the nutrition services and outreach director of Montefiore Medical Center's community programs, which provide health care services to more than two million people in the Bronx and Westchester. Her work focuses on nutrition education and the prevention of nutrition-related diseases for the public. As a certified diabetes educator, she works with doctors training patients in diabetes self-management. Arévalo provides nutritional counseling for adults and children, treating conditions such as weight management, bariatric, anemia, selective eating and gastrointestinal disorders. As a lactation counselor, she specializes in the promotion of breast-feeding, helping mothers with infants initiate and maintain breast-feeding. Arévalo has developed culturally sensitive nutrition education materials and programs for adults and children with low literacy from different backgrounds. She is the author of Microwave Chef, a book inspired by people living in shelters and writes for peer-reviewed publications. Arévalo is a graduate of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and earned a master's degree from City University of New York – Hunter College.