Stephanie Del Toro
Nutrition Specialist
Teen Center
Short Bio:  My name is Stephanie Del Toro and I am the nutritionist at the teen center for BGCDT.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township gave me the opportunity to start my own nutrition and cooking program at the teen center.  I have my Bachelors of Science in nutrition from Benedictine University. My goal is to help others lead healthy and fulfilling lifestyles. I want to teach others how food impacts their overall health.
What is your favorite thing about working with BGCDT?  I love working with the students and teaching them the importance of nutrition. I also love cooking and having fun in the kitchen with the students.
What is your favorite memory or moment with the Club over the years?  My favorite memory with the club is going to the youth of the year event.  I was very proud of all of the students involved in the youth of the year program for their hard work and dedication.
How did you get started with BGCDT?  I have worked for the Dundee Township Park district for three and a half years. After I received my Bachelors degree of Science in Nutrition, I began looking for a position in nutrition. One of the Board of Directors, Tom Mammoser, discussed with me that he was interested in starting a nutrition and cooking program at the teen center. Tom offered me the positon and I began my own nutrition and cooking program in the kitchen at the teen center.
If you had to pick one program, activity or event that you enjoy the most at Club, what would it be?  My nutrition and cooking program is the program I enjoy the most at club because I get to work with the students in the kitchen. The students and I have a lot of fun cooking healthy meals, listening to music, and discussing good eating habits.
What is your guilty pleasure?  I love to eat peanut butter.
What is your favorite TV show and favorite movie?  My favorite TV show is Pitbull’s and Parolees.
Who has had the most influence on your work career?  My parents have had the most influence on my work career.
What is number one on your bucket list?  Number one on my bucket list is to travel around the world.

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