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Hi I'm Janice

I'm a mother of 6 & a dietitian. When I teach another mom to feed her family better, I make a positive difference. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My mother taught me how to cook and can; daddy insisted we garden. We ate simply, but well. I don’t think mother knew the value of the everyday nutrition she taught us, but she made homemade bread, served lots of garden produce and always insisted we eat together, twelve around the table. When I went to college I knew I wanted to study medicine, but I wanted to be a Mom first. Five years later, I graduated as a Dietitian and had our first son. My husband supported my desire to complete my degree and I supported him later as he finished his. I have worked part –time over the years, but my passion is volunteering in the community to teach neighbors, local kids or teen moms how to prepare basic meals and eat healthier. It is rewarding for me to see the excitement of a new mom when she learns she cook a chicken or make homemade bread or bake a butternut squash that her kids will love. Suddenly frozen dinners and fast foods are not the only option. Budgets are improved and the family's health and nutrition goes way up.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 3, our family went of a long bike ride, seven bikes in a row with two babies in baskets, Along the way another couple asked my parents two questions, “ What do you know about the Mormon church?” & “Would you like to know more?” That started our family on a glorious journey. The gospel of Jesus Christ taught us to live better and love more. We know we can be a family forever, not just in this mortal life. Our extended family, now more than 100, recently spent four exciting days celebrating “US” on our parents 60th anniversary. As a teenager I had to know for myself if my parent's beliefs were true. I studied and prayed for a long time until the Lord finally answered my prayers in a simple but powerful way. I knew then that the Church was true and that a living prophet was at the helm. I've never looked back. Today we continue true to the faith, My husband and I were married in a holy temple and our six children are sealed to us for eternity. Our two married children chose to marry in a temple and have formed eternal families for their children. There is not greater joy than to know that your children walk in righteousness. The prophet Joseph Smith once said, "We teach them correct principles and let them govern themselves." We have tried to follow that counsel and are delighted as each child makes righteous decisions, choosing to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are happy and love to spend time together, helping one another in any way we can.

How I live my faith

I try to live every day as Jesus Christ would. I try to be happy and help anyone I meet. I feel like I've succeeded if I can make someone else smile. I volunteer for community projects that unite our neighborhood and serve in the schools. My nutrition classes are an extension of my belief that we need to take good care of our bodies. I love sharing my cooking skills and knowledge whenever I can. I also teach a group of freshmen students in our church every morning before high school, a religion class we call seminary. Even at 6:15 am these youth are excited to study the Bible and Book of Mormon to learn and live as Jesus Christ directs. This youth are discovering true joy. I could not ask for a greater opportunity.