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Ramonita Cardona-Caines

Ramonita Cardona-Caines, Puerto Rican nutrition specialist. Board directors American Red Cross, St. Croix, 1991. Member American Dietetic Association (president committees Puerto Rico chapter 1985-1987), College Nutritionists and Dietitians (president committee 1975-1976), Puerto Rico Nutrition Committee, Puerto Rico Public Health Association, Puerto Rico Dietetic Association (president elect 1974-1975).

Background

  • Cardona-Caines, Ramonita was born on January 22, 1943 in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. Daughter of Eduardo and Felicita (Luciano) Cardona.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, University Puerto Rico, 1963. Master of Science in Nutrition and Public Health, Medical Science Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1973.

    Career

    • Dietetic intern New York Cornell Hospital, New York City, 1964. Clinical dietitian Society of Jesus (Jesuit) City Hospital, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 1965-1969. Administrative dietitian San Vicente de Paul Nursing Home, San Juan, 1969-1970.

      Training dietitian Indianapolis Hospital, Rio Piedras, 1970-1977. Coordinator undergraduate programs A.R.A. Services Norfolk (Virginia) General Hospital, 1977-1979. Nutritional support team dietitian A.R.A. Services Damas Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1979-1981.

      Nutrition instructor Interam. University, San German, Puerto Rico, 1981-1983. Director dietetic internship Puerto Rico Department Health, San Juan, 1984-1988.

      Nutritionist St. Croix Hospital W.I.C. Clinic, C'Stead, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, 1988-1990. Manager nutrition Pre-school Services Human Services, F'stead, 1990-1991. Nutrition specialist cooperative extension services University Virgin Islands, St Croix, since 1991.

    Membership

    Board directors American Red Cross, St. Croix, 1991. Member American Dietetic Association (president committees Puerto Rico chapter 1985-1987), College Nutritionists and Dietitians (president committee 1975-1976), Puerto Rico Nutrition Committee, Puerto Rico Public Health Association, Puerto Rico Dietetic Association (president elect 1974-1975).

    Connections

    • Married Othniel L. Caines, April 30, 1988.
    • father: Eduardo Cardona
    • mother: Felicita (Luciano) Cardona
    • spouse: Othniel L. Caines
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    Born January 22, 1943
    (age 74)
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