Super Volunteer: Norma Molina
Norma Molina has been a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association for the past 12 years. She is actively involved with the diabetes prevention program in San Jose.
She is very passionate about her work in diabetes prevention, because it's always been part of her life. Although she doesn't have diabetes, she lost her father to diabetes, and her grandmother, aunts and uncles also have diabetes. Norma graduated from San Jose State University in 1998 with a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition & Food Science, and is a Registered Dietitian in Santa Clara County. Norma has worked as a clinical dietitian/nutritionist for the Santa Clara County Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center with overweight, pre-diabetic children and teens. Recently retired, Norma now serves as a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association within a five county area with special focus on diabetes prevention in the Latino Community. She is frequently invited to speak to parent groups, health professionals, and community leaders addressing the growing children's obesity epidemic. She has volunteered many hours at schools and health fairs educating children and their families about healthy living and eating.
For her work and dedication to the prevention of diabetes in children,Norma was the recipient of the 2012 Silicon Valley Business Journal Health Hero Award. Norma's service and accomplishments with the American Diabetes Association are deserving of praise. She is an active member of the Community Leadership Board and was instrumental in creating and developing our At Risk Youth Camps six years ago. Norma has consulted and presented, on a daily basis, in every Youth Camp since we started the program. Norma's dedication to our diabetes prevention program is outstanding and deserving of recognition.