- CJ Jackson, Author -
CJ Jackson, PhD CHH is an Orlando-based certified nutritionist offering nutrition counseling and consulting services to individuals, families and businesses. As an experienced speaker, writer, nutrition expert, and media consultant, CJ translates current scientific evidence into practical lifestyle advice and educates and motivates clients of all ages to reach their health and fitness goals.
CJ has extensive experience in medical nutrition therapy and he is certified in child and adolescent weight management.
His use of the latest scientific research, genetics and effective tools and methods help clients achieve their goals. He facilitates ongoing communication with the client's healthcare team and provides the referring physician with progress notes and recommendations.
He received a Masters & PhD in World Religions from Universalist Seminary in Modesto, CA. He received his 2 year certification as Nutritionist & Holistic Health Practitioner from Global College of Natural Medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. CJ worked as a Nutritionist for nearly ten years where he gained valuable clinical nutrition knowledge and skills. He is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners & American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board
In addition, CJ contributes to local and national news media. He is active with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Public Policy Advocate. He is the author of the Healthy Gut Healthy Life e-book on Amazon.
- Nada Emad, Illustrator -
Nada was born in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia but spent her early childhood in Canada. Having grown up in both extreme heat and freezing cold, not to mention wonderful diversity, her love for color and all that is unique grew tremendously. She was drawn to art from early on, constantly sketching (her then absolute favorite character) Sailor Moon.
This interest was cultivated during her teenage years and further developed when She decided to earn her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. She always kept herself busy with the next creative project, whether that be freelancing, painting, or working her Henna tattoo magic on people from literally all over the world at the Universal Orlando Resort.
Nada met CJ while working at Universal Studios Orlando and it was like peanut butter meeting chocolate for the first time. They became good friends and then became business partners. Nada's education in Graphic Design,, experience and true heart brought CJ's characters to life.
It has become a wonderful journey as they begin this amazing partnership with the Sproutz n Podz.