When it comes to healthy living for children and parents, Sherri Flynt has a passion for nutrition. Her life made a dramatic change in college when she took a required course in health education and got hooked. She knew immediately her calling in life was to guide adults and children to healthier, happier lives. This passion led her to complete her Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) at Loma Linda University. While there, she also received her credentials as a registered dietitian (R.D.).
Her career path soon brought her to Florida Hospital, where she has spent the past fifteen years helping Central Florida--and its children--become healthier. During her tenure at Florida Hospital Sherri has presented hundreds of seminars, participated in numerous health fairs, and has worked with countless children, families and individuals to achieve optimum health. For the past eleven years, she has overseen Florida Hospital’s Center for Nutritional Excellence.
Since arriving at Florida Hospital, Sherri has seen a dramatic increase in the number of children referred to her for obesity and other related medical problems. After seeing first-hand the massive issues children struggle with, Sherri became actively involved with Florida Hospital for Children and is part of the team developing a pediatric obesity program. Sherri is also on the Childhood Obesity Taskforce in Central Florida. Whether being interviewed by the media on the problem of childhood obesity or talking with reporters about children’s school lunch issues, Sherri is passionate in her belief that change is possible. By writing this book, Sherri is committed to bringing hope to obese children, their parents, and concerned adults across America.