Posts in Second Career Dietitian
Kathleen (Kathy) S. LaBella, RDN, CDN, CSSD, ACE-CMES/CPT

My practice is presently changing. I continue my niche on nutrition for musicians, and my other niche is lifestyle that includes a combination of activity, fitness, and outdoor living. It’s not about a diet, it’s about the entire lifestyle. I would like to take all that I have taught individuals and start packaging it to provide online programs or motivational public speaking.

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Susan Watson, RD, BHNSc. Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Most of my days are spent working on growth and development of my nutrition business in Winnipeg, and the remainder of my time is spent mentoring my team and staff. Sales and marketing is my first love, so I spend a lot of time developing leads and opportunities for my team so that they can have a consistent form of employment.

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Brooke Alpert, MS., RD., CDN

Is multi-tasker an appropriate answer here? I wear a lot of hats. On a given work day I can see clients in my private practice, submit work to a brand I consult for and write for or manage Daily Habit. My airplane answer is that I’m a dietitian with a private practice.

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Diana Reid, MPH, RD

I have a pretty non-traditional career path, as I started out in another field altogether and changed careers in my 40s. I think being a second career dietitian has made me very savvy in terms of business and entrepreneurship and knowing how to present and market myself. I also have a strong sense of who I am and what I have to offer. After graduate school, I worked as a dietitian in a community health center and was quickly promoted to lead the entire staff of dietitians across the organization. I don’t think this would have happened without my previous experience in management and leadership from my prior career.

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Dylan Bailey, MS; Alison Borgmeyer, MS, RD; Lisa Bruno, MS, RD; Jaime Schwartz Cohen, MS, RD; Catherine Sebastian, MS, RD, CDN; Amber Wilson, MS, RD

We provide strategic nutrition communications and reputation management counsel on topics across the food, ingredient, retail (CPG - Consumer Packaged Goods) and agriculture ecosystems, with an eye towards helping our clients to break through in a cluttered and constantly evolving media landscape and navigate the nutrition community ecosystem.

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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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