Jaclyn Taverna, A.P.N., joined Whole Child Pediatrics in October of 2014. You will now be seeing her friendly face full time in the office. Jackie is an Advanced Practice Nurse and comes to us with over 15 years of nursing experience. Jackie is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition.
She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University in Chicago and worked as a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Unit at Loyola University Medical Center for over 8 years. Jackie received her Master’s of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Loyola University and has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in specialty areas including primary care, allergies, asthma, weight reduction and health promotion. Jackie comes to Whole Child Pediatrics with a passion for health promotion and disease prevention and recently co-authored a book entitled, “Before the Store; a Guide to knowing what’s in your grocery cart.” She contributes her passion for healthy food sources on her shared nutrition blog, www.healthyfarmplateyou.com and through speaking engagements to both health care providers and anyone interested in knowing how food impacts their health. She is ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified and a member of the Illinois Nurses Association. Jackie grew up in Naperville and lives in the area with her son and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, cooking, gardening and being outdoors.