ABOUT ALISON

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As a young ballet dancer, my first introduction to nutrition was diet culture. I remember learning that healthy eating was all about eating "clean" and characterized by what wasn't allowed: too many calories, too many carbs, too much fat, etc. People who were avoiding dessert or this or that were "being good".

 

It wasn't until I worked for a camp for children with serious medical conditions that I discovered how much more there was to the field of nutrition. Nutrition was a means of nourishing kids on special diets so they could thrive. Nutrition aimed to help families reduce their risk of chronic diseases. And nutrition was about healing an excessive diet mentality, not perpetuating it. Once I learned that, I was all in.

 

I earned my Master's Degree in Nutritional Sciences from San Diego State University and completed my Dietetic Internship through Iowa State University. I became a Registered Dietitian during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was quite a challenge! My passion and priority is nutrition education, using platforms such as articles and blogs, social media, handouts, and presentations.

 

SD Nutrition Writer is a one stop shop for evidence-based, accessible nutrition information for all. Dietetics was an inspiration in my life, and I hope it inspires you as well!