Meet your Dietitian
It starts with a relationship
I am fascinated by the potential of the field of nutrition. I love to problem solve. Thinking holistically, how and what we eat is integral to nearly all aspects of health. Join me in exploring the interconnected relationship of our bodies, our diets, feelings, and relationships.
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences, and completed my Dietetic Internship at Cornell University and the University of Rochester Medical Center. My education has been supplemented through lectures and webinars in integrative medicine, nutritional assessment, and food system sustainability.
A Registered Dietitian has passed a strict selection of coursework and completed hundreds of hours of specialized training to provide medical nutrition therapy to groups, individuals, communities, or systems. In a hospital, dietitians monitoring the patient's nutrition status, which includes weight, appetite, and food choices. Using this information, biochemical lab data, and other metrics, dietitians develop a plan to optimize the patient's nutrition status and help the patient heal.
Outside of a hospital, dietitians work in grocery stores to assist food purchasing decisions, write for magazines or health blogs, or lead programs that teach kids, adults, or the elderly about how to improve their health through good food. These programs often emphasize how to do so without spending a lot of money, demonstrating that eating well need not be expensive.
Another option would be to manage the food safety, production, and quality of a food service operation, like in a school or a hospital. Registered Dietitians manage food service operations, master principles of food safety, and improve health through quality food production.