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 helped 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, completed my Dietetic Internship through Iowa State University, and became a Registered Dietitian during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was quite a challenge! Since then, I have honed my skills as a nutrition writer, researcher, educator, and consultant to provide valuable, evidence-based services to compassionate, forward-thinking companies.
Whether you're looking for articles that give you the information you need, nutrition credibility to back up a worthy product, or educational materials that give your patients the tools and confidence to take control of their health, I'm here to help!