In an ideal world, the profession of dietetics would increase in diversity substantially, particularly on the basis of gender, race and ethnicity. We would have dietetics professionals available to serve and relate to all American residents, and to lead nutrition-focused businesses that meet the needs of consumers. The healthcare industry would acknowledge the value that dietitians play in healthcare in every state; dietitians would be eligible for reimbursement for a robust list of disease prevention and management services and dietitians would be able to write diet and nutrition-related orders in all clinical facilities.Read More
My education includes 2 Bachelors (BASc. in Nutrition and BSc in psychology) and a Masters of Applied Nutrition (MAN) that included various internships. I continue to educate myself through self-directed learning and also through attending various conferences in my areas of specialty/interest.Read More
When I work with patients I help them build a positive relationship with food and their bodies through understanding how food functions in the body. I love explaining biochemistry in a way that makes sense.Read More
I think people automatically assume I do weight loss, as many people still assume that is what nutrition is about. The concept of “nutrition for mental health” has not gotten mainstream yet.Read More
I went back to get my FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) from 1996-1999. Throughout grad school I worked as an RDN and an RN (Registered Nurse) - also obtained in grad school. More recently in 2010 I went on to obtain the CSSD (Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) credential and then three years ago the CEDRD (Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian).Read More
In the area of sports nutrition, I would like to clear up that we do not work with only healthy and motivated people. We work with human beings who happen to be athletes, dancers, or performers. These are human beings who are often very high achievers and need support from us. They fall prey to the same misinformation as the rest of the world because…they are human.