Posts in Private Practice
Meg Hagar, MS, RD, CDN, CLT, CHHP

I started as a licensed esthetician and found that often diet plays a huge role in the appearance and function of our skin. Through my studies I learned how much of a basis nutrition is for optimal functioning of all organs and health. I decided I wanted to help people on a deeper level and help them heal from the inside out.

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Stephanie Simms Hodges, MS, MPH, RDN

I work with school nutrition professionals to enhance their school nutrition programs and I offer a wide variety of services to them including: grant writing and implementation, staff training, menu certification, nutrient analysis, special diet consulting, wellness policy consulting, nutrition education programming consulting, strategic planning, and marketing and social media consulting.

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Orly Wachter, MS, RD

Truth is there are a TON of opportunities for dietitians that range from freelance writing, corporate wellness, academia and food blogging. It took me 9 years to break free from the hospital setting and that’s one of the many reasons I love helping other RDs discover their true passion and build a career they love.

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Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, CD

I’ve created my own niche and job title as a “Backcountry Dietitian”. I work with a wide variety of individuals that spend time adventuring outdoors whether that be hiking, backpacking, packrafting, horse camping, backcountry hunting and more. My job is to help outdoor explorers meal plan for their adventures in a way that allows them to eat a nutritious diet while keeping the weight of the food as light as possible.

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Tony Stephan, RD, ACE-CPT

Right out of college I worked for a big box gym as an RD. I was promoted to club manager, and then regional manager for the nutrition program within 1.5 years. Then I left and formed my own company and have been doing this ever since!

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Leah McGrath, RD, LDN; Leia Flure, MS, RD, LDN; Kim Melton, RD; Lucía de Rueda Aramburu, RD, MSc.; Matt Jacobs, MA, RD, LD, NSCA-CPT and Sophie Medlin, RD

I started BUD in 2014 at a time when it felt like there was a lot of negativity and criticism about dietitians. I regularly saw groups/social media accounts and pages, individuals and the media accusing dietitians of lacking integrity. Having been a dietitian for almost two decades at that point I knew that our profession deserved better treatment and a more positive space to encourage each other and celebrate our accomplishments.

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