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 County. 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 helps mothers with infants initiate and maintain breastfeeding. 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 (Self-Published 2015), 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.