Nijya Saffo


B.S. in Athletic Training from Bowling Green State University
M.S. in Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity from The University of Southern California

My specialization and interest include wellness/sports nutrition and corporate nutrition. I am also an adjunct Professor at Columbus State Community College.

As a whole Universities, Dietetics, Employers, etc. can improve on diversity and cultural competent spaces by hiring African Americans. In all my school programs and jobs I was the only African American and sometimes the only person of color. There’s no amount of training that can replace the joy of having someone who looks like you and shares the same culture. Thanks to social media I’ve met amazing dietitians from all different backgrounds and we all have the same desire to see a familiar face at school or work.

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