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Rockstar Nutritionist to Perform at Fontbonne

ST. LOUIS –Jill Jayne, known as the Rockstar Nutritionist, will perform a concert for her biggest fans — children — in St. Louis, Friday, August 5. Sponsored by Fontbonne University’s CampF.R.E.S.H.℠, Jayne’s performance will take place in Medaille Meadow on the university’s campus from 6:30 -7:30 p.m.

Jayne will also participate in a parent-friendly coffee break conversation with CampF.R.E.S.H.℠ director, Mary Beth Ohlms, Friday, Aug. 5, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. They'll discuss helping kids eat well.

These events are free and open to the public, but please RSVP with the number of attendees to Kim Ross at 314-889-1415 or

Jayne's show, Jump with Jill, is a rock and roll concert about nutrition that travels to schools across the nation. It combats childhood obesity through original music, movement-based learning and a central character, Jill, and it uses the same tools normally used to sell junk food to teach kids about healthy habits.

“According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 31 percent of children in Missouri are considered obese,” said Dr. Cheryl Houston, director of Fontbonne University’s dietetics program. “As dietitians, we strive to find fun and effective ways to help kids learn healthy eating habits early on, so they can live long and productive lives. Jill does exactly this in an unforgettable way.”

Jayne is a registered dietitian (RD) and holds a master’s degree in nutrition education from Columbia University. She is also a seasoned musician, actress and performer. Jump with Jill combines her experience in the fields of nutrition and performance to create a high-energy show promoting healthy eating and living for kids.

CampF.R.E.S.H.℠ is a summer day camp at Fontbonne University that takes kids on an interactive, hands-on journey toward better health through activities emphasizing nutrition, wellness, physical exercise and creativity. The camp is open to 4th, 5th and 6th graders, and is hosted by the Fontbonne University department of dietetics.

Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs, as well as accelerated formats for busy adults. Fontbonne was founded in 1923 and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  

Read the CampF.R.E.S.H.℠ blog.

Learn more about studying dietetics at Fontbonne.