Jaslow, Risa



February 2021-Present
New York City Depart of Education Division of Early Childhood Education, New York, NY
Determination of key support needs and development of long and short term strategic plans in the area of Health and Nutrition for government funded community based preschool programs in New York City.

January 2015-Present
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Project Manager/Adviser
Development and oversight of preschool/school based heart disease prevention research projects. Implementation of multifaceted research project which includes integration of research and programmatic development, supervision of team, and interfacing with preschool staff, parents and children. Provision of supervision, coordination, and evaluation of Dietetic Interns.

July 2011-Dec. 2014
Administration for Children’s Services-Early Care and Education, New York, NY
Director of Health, Mental Health and Nutrition
Managed and oversee Health, Nutrition, and Mental Health for the provision of programmatic support to contracted early child care programs which serve children 0- 5 and their families. Develop monitoring, technical assistance and training systems for Child Care and Head Start contracted agencies. Establish and maintain community partnerships in the area of Health, Mental Health and Nutrition. Interpretation and systems integration of federal, state and city regulations/policies. Development of documents and systems which govern programmatic planning and implementation. Serve on a multidisciplinary leadership team in the planning and development of programmatic systems. Direct supervision of Team Managers and provision of supervisory support to Health, Mental Health and Nutrition monitors. Develop and organize training opportunities for staff and consultants at Early Childhood programs and at ACS. Provision of supervision, coordination, and evaluation of Dietetic Interns.

December 2006-July 2011
Administration for Children’s Services-Child Care and Head Start, New York, NY
Team Leader/Nutrition Coordinator
Team Leader responsibilities included the supervision and management of a multidisciplinary team of content area specialists to address and manage the needs of a caseload of Head Start programs. Collaborate with ACS administration/management staff in the in the planning and development of programmatic systems. Provision of direct supervision of multidisciplinary staff.

Interpretation and systems integration of federal, state and city regulations/policies. Served in a management capacity during Head Start Federal monitoring reviews. See below for Nutrition Coordinator responsibilities.

Sept 1998-July 2011
Administration for Children’s Services- Child Care and Head Start, New York, NY
Nutrition Coordinator
Provided Head Start programs support, oversight, advocacy, training and technical expertise to enhance services provided to children and families in the area of nutrition and wellness. Collaboration with a variety of community partners and government agencies as well as participation in multiagency health/nutrition related groups. Serve in a leadership capacity through the orientation, training and coordination of Nutrition Consultants. Provision of supervision, coordination, and evaluation of Dietetic Interns. Responsible for creating and updating nutrition related documents. Developed and organized training opportunities in the area of nutrition. Coordination of projects/initiatives/advocacy related to nutrition and the promotion of wellness.

Projects/initiatives/advocacy efforts have included the Height and Weight Data Collection Project in collaboration with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; collaboration with the United Way of NYC on the Healthy Eating for a Healthy Start; NYC Mayor’s Office mandated Food Standards and collaboration with ACS Office of Medical Services’ HealthStat Initiative.

Feb. 1997- March 1998
Saint Elizabeth Ann’s Health Care & Rehabilitation Center(ARAMARK), Staten Island, NY
Clinical Dietitian
Served on a multi-disciplinary clinical health management team. Clinical responsibilities, including nutrition assessments and nutrition counseling for persons with AIDS and geriatric patients. Food service manager on rotation. Coordinator of employee in-services.

Sept.1995-April 1996
The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, OH
Approved Pre-Professional Practice Program Intern
Intern at various locations in Columbus and the surrounding area

March 1995- Sept. 1995
The Ohio State University Cooperative Extension, Fayette County, OH
Project Assistant
Duties included subject recruitment, nutrition screenings data collection and data analysis in support of a research project.

Feb. 1993- Aug. 1994
Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY
Program Coordinator/ Nutritionist
Developed and conducted a community based nutrition program through a federal grant from Housing and Urban Development. Provided nutrition education through presentations and individual counseling. Implemented and coordinated a geriatric nutrition screening program. Coordinated The Third Annual Geriatric Symposium.


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Food Management, graduated August 1996.
Thesis: Risk Factors and Indicators of Poor Nutritional Status among the Elderly in Fayette County, Ohio.

State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition (Clinical Dietetics), graduated August 1992.


New York City Department of Education Preschool Conference, New York 2017
Presentation: Healthy Educators, Healthy Children

Society for Nutrition Education Annual Conference, Atlanta Georgia 2008
Presentation: Integrating Nutrition Education and Role Modeling in Early Childhood: A Head Start Perspective

Annual NYC Interagency Early Childhood Conference, New York 2008
Presentation: Let’s Start Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

National Head Start Association Parent Conference, New York 2006
Presentation: Let’s Start Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Citywide Head Start Male Involvement Conference, New York 2006
Presentation: Nutritional Health: Adult and Child Obesity

New York State Head Start Association, New York 2006
Presentations (2): Oral Health and Prevention – Childhood Obesity

Annual NYC Interagency Early Childhood Conference, New York 2002
Workshop: Incorporating Nutrition into a Preschool Classroom.

Region II Head Start Association Conference, New York 2000
Workshop: Incorporating Nutrition into a Head Start Classroom.

The 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences-Ohio Affiliate, Columbus, OH, 1996
Poster presentation: Screening Older Americans’ Nutritional Health in Fayette County, Ohio.


Different Lifestyle Interventions in Adults From Underserved Communities” J.Am Coll. Cardiol. 2020;75(1):42-56

“Child Health Promotion in Underserved Communities.” J Am Coll. Cardiol. 2019;73(16): 2011-2021

“Children Present a Window of Opportunity for Promoting Health: JACC Review Topic of the Week.” J Am Coll. Cardiol. 2018; 72(25); 3310-3319.

“Rationale and Design of Family-Based Approach in a Minority Community Integrating Systems-Biology for Promotion of Health (FAMILIA).” Am Heart J. 2017; 187: 170-181.

“Family-Based Approaches to Cardiovascular Health Promotion.” J Am Coll. Cardiol. 2016; 67(14):1725-37.

“Neighborhood safety green space as predictors of obesity among preschool children from low-income families in New York City”

Preventative Medicine. 2013; 57(3); 183-93.

“Obesity in Early Childhood” NYC Vital Signs- New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 2006;5(2).


  • Registered Dietitian-Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Qualifying Certificate in Food Protection-NYC Department Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Certification of Completion in Protecting Human Research Participants-National Institute of Health
  • CITI PROGRAM (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) –University of Miami

Certificates of Completion in: Data Security and HIPPA, HIPAA Research Update, Investigators/ Research Staff, Clinical Research/Good Clinical Practices.