Meet Our Nutrition Health Coach

Shannon Parks
Shannon Parks, MPH, RDN, CPH

Shannon Parks is a Nutrition Health Coach employed by our medical administrator, Cigna, to assist Pinellas County employees.

Be sure to save Shannon’s email address in your Outlook contacts. To ensure her emails come through, select Allow List for her email in the quarantine folder. If you work in an area where one phone number is shared by a whole team, give your cell phone number as your call back number and the best time to reach you.

How can you help employees?

I provide coaching on nutrition and wellness. My services are available to all employees, even if you are not on the County medical plan.

What are some health coaching areas you provide?

I can help with areas such as healthy eating, weight management, stress management, tobacco cessation, exercise and healthy lifestyle. In addition, I can provide nutrition and physical activity coaching to improve chronic health conditions such as asthma, coronary artery disease, metabolic syndrome, low back pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and many others.

How can employees contact you?

Call or email me, or if preferred, set up a virtual or in-person appointment. For your privacy, please email only from your personal email address.

  • Email:
  • Phone: (727) 464-4555, option 3
  • Address: Annex, 400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Benefits, Room 126, Clearwater
  • Hours:
    • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Thursday 6:15 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. (walking class) and 7:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (office hours)
    • Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Can employees earn Wellness Incentive rewards for your coaching?

Yes. For those on the County medical plan, health coaching with me is eligible to earn Wellness Incentive rewards if it meets the reward criteria.

What is your background?

I am a Licensed and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I worked alongside families with children through the Kids in The Kitchen program as well as the Pinellas County School District.

My degrees include a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from University of South Florida. I worked in a variety of health promoting roles over the last 15 years including nutrition and wellness coaching, inpatient acute and critical nutrition care, and outpatient nutrition counseling. I have coached and presented on a variety of topics including intuitive eating, gentle nutrition, balanced meals and the MyPlate method, behavior change, stress reduction, grocery shopping and meal preparation.

Can you tell us a little more about yourself?

I live in Pinellas County. I am excited to bring my passions and experience to Pinellas County employees and look forward to connecting. I am a novice gardener with two organic fruit and veggie garden beds in my yard. I love yoga and spending time outdoors. Believing in food freedom, my favorite type of cuisine is Asian, but my favorite food is French fries.

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