Heidi Lynema, a Registered Dietitian who resides in Hudsonville, MI, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program she was recently certified and credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselors (CBC).
Ms. Lynema serves as a dietitian with Intercare Community Health Network in Allendale and also Holland, MI. She also teaches nutrition through Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital’s community relation department and through Health Plan Advocate.
She has received certificates in Adult, Childhood and Adolescence Weight Management from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her training in bariatric science with AABC will further her professional interest in providing best practices for the care and treatment of patients with all forms of obesities.
Ms. Lynema, who now has been a dietitian for almost 10 years, received her nutrition education at Western Michigan University and completed her RD/Dietetic Internship at Michigan State University.
BOARD CERTIFICATION AND CREDENTIALING STANDARDS
The American Association of Bariatric Counseling is an official US Federal not-for-profit, professional fellowship association dedicated to the advancement of bariatric science education and to the enhancement of obesity care and treatment. Founded in 2005, AABC is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional multi-disciplinary bariatric counselors. Board Certification by AABC affirms that their credentialed fellows are licensed/registered/certified health or education professionals that have completed a specialized academic program in Bariatric Science and must continue their specialized education and training to maintain their Board Certification.