Professional and Alumni

KON Member Spotlight

This feature on the KON Website highlights an outstanding campus member or alumni member who has contributed to the chapter or community in a significant way. Share your recent accomplishments and honors and/or newsworthy activities and success stories.

The Member Spotlight is by invitation or by nomination and is selected by staff. One outstanding member is highlighted each month.

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Member Spotlight - August 2011

Jill Jayne

Jill JayneJill Jayne, MS, RD, is the country's only Rockstar Nutritionist. Jill is the leading expert at creating and delivering interactive media about health for kids and families. She is an agent for social change around childhood obesity prevention and treatment, creating acclaimed live performances, original music and tools for educators that make nutrition rock. Jill has been a proud Kappa Omicron Nu member since 2002 serving as president from 2003 to 2004 of The Omicron Tau Chapter at Penn State University. In support of the research and development of her innovative approach to childhood obesity, Jill received the Eileen Maddox Fellowship 2005-2007. Jill also contributed "What Does a Dietitian Do?" (2008), Kids and Careers Module to the KON Library.

Jill is president and creative director of Note to Health, a New York City-based company specializing in age-appropriate, interactive multimedia productions designed to teach kids about health. Jill's work has been performed for over 170,000 kids across the United States and has been featured in national media outlets including NPR, PBS, The Washington Post, and industry trade publications.

Jill's knack for rock 'n roll nutrition is the result of being her experience as a musician and training in nutrition. Jill's rock band Sunset West has toured and recorded extensively in the mainstream music scene including The Vans Warped Tour and The Next Great American Band on FOX. Jill stage credits also include off-Broadway actress, Radio Disney DJ, sketch comedy music writer and performer, and jazz pianist. In addition to being an accomplished musician, Jill is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition education from Columbia University and a bachelor's in nutrition and theater from Penn State University. Before becoming a professional Rockstar Nutritionist, Jill was writer, producer and host of the nationally-syndicated, nationally-acclaimed children's nutrition news program What's in the News for PBS and a New York City public school teacher. Jill hails from Pittsburgh and now resides in New York City. To learn more about Jill please visit



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