Blueberries, New Jersey, and You!
Toni Bowman, MBA, RDN, SNS has worked with Pomptonian for over five years, first as a Food Service Director, she now supports clients’ nutrition initiatives as our Corporate Dietitian. Toni’s education started with her undergraduate degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University. From there she completed her Dietetic Internship from College of Saint Elizabeth, where she graduated with honors. Toni furthered her education at Montclair State University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Giving back to her community, Toni has been elected President of the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Additionally, Toni sits on the Board for the New Jersey School Nutrition Association as the senior chair of the Nutrition Education Committee and as the School Nutrition Association Ambassador.
Toni has been recognized by her peers for her accomplishments. Recently, she received the Emerging Dietetic Leader award from the New Jersey Dietetic Association. Additionally, she received the Cabot Community Celebrity award for her commitment to bringing local foods into the schools.
To further Pomptonian’s successful Farm Stand concept, she has launched a Farm-to-Tray initiative, showcasing local fruits and vegetables monthly, as well as their nutritional benefits and the local farms from which they came. Toni assists school districts navigate successful administrative reviews and attends Nutrition Advisory Committee meetings to better understand the needs of the individual community to develop award-winning menus and innovative concepts.
She is focused on food allergy management, working directly with families, school nurses, and cafeteria staff to meet their individualized needs. Toni’s unique background in culinary, business, and dietetics allows her to make key nutrition decisions.
Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino is an award-winning pediatrician, author, keynote speaker, and owner of Healthy Kids Pediatrics in New Jersey.
While pursuing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Biology and graduating with honors from Bucknell University, she enjoyed breaking a few bones (including a few of her own) as captain of the women’s rugby team. She obtained her degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her pediatric specialty training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
“Dr. Jill,” as she is affectionately called by her patients, has been voted one of New Jersey’s Top Docs and Favorite Kids’ Docs by NJ Family Magazine for the past 10 years.
When she’s not caring for her patients, posting helpful parenting articles, writing inspirational children’s books, or delivering impactful keynote presentations, Dr. Jill enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking with her family as well as crushing a challenging crossword puzzle with a nice cup of tea at their condo in Costa Rica.
She works hard to be a role model for her patients and knows she’s in the right profession when a parent tells her, “Doctor Jill, you make a difference.”