Stacy Hammer; enrolled member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community, began her career as the Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Coordinator for the Lower Sioux Community in May , 2013. Stacy obtained a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Minnesota State University, Mankato and completed her Graduate Dietetic Internship program from the University of Delaware with an emphasis in clinical and community nutrition. Stacy is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics South Central Region.
Stacy’s role involves working with tribal members within all life cycles and educating on a variety of nutrition related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and weight loss. Her collaborative work with the American Indian Cancer Foundation has focused on efforts to normalize healthy eating within American Indian Communities in Minnesota, along with the development of the Healthy Native Foods Toolkit. Stacy also serves as the Lower Sioux Title VI Director, responsible for administering the Nutrition requirements and menu planning for the Elder Nutrition Program. She enjoys working individually with clients of all ages and working together as a team to accomplish their nutrition and healthy lifestyle goals.