Jo Jo Dantone has been owner and CEO of Nutrition Education Resources, Inc. (NERI) for over 40 years. NERI is a company that provides consultant Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists to health care facilities with an emphasis on geriatric and diabetes care.
Jo Jo received a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. She been a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 20 years.
Jo Jo has assisted in establishing nine American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Programs and is currently Program Coordinator of a ADA Recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program.
Jo Jo is Past Treasurer of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is Past Chair of the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) and Past Chair of the Dietitians in Health Care Communities DPG. She is Past President of the Louisiana Dietetic Association and Past Legislative Network Coordinator for the Mississippi Dietetic Association.
Jo Jo received the Legislative Activity Award from the Diabetes Care and Education DPG in 2016. She received the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award from the Louisiana Dietetic Association in 2010 and from the Mississippi Dietetic Association in 2000. Jo Jo has served the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in a public policy capacity for over 30 years for which she received the Legislative Activity Award from the Diabetes Care and Education DPG in 2016, the Ann Gallagher Award for Legislative Activity Involvement in 2009 and the Award of Excellence in Grassroots Political Action in 2004.