I completed my bachelor of science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Metropolitan State University of Denver and my accredited dietetic internship through Iowa State University. I maintain professional memberships with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Denver Dietetic Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. I am dedicated to upholding the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance as defined by the Academy.
In my practice, I take a practical approach to translating and communicating nutrition topics. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than helping my clients achieve their health goals.
When i’m not in the office, you can find me running a local 5k, cooking from the garden, or spending time in the company of family!
My Nutrition Philosophy
One thing my training and experience has taught me is that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to nutrition. Food preferences, lifestyle, cultural traditions and health concerns must be supported by a personalized plan in order to be sustainable. With that being said, I do think there are a few principles that are appropriate for everyone;
1. Enjoy your food. Don’t obsess over it. Nothing is “off-limits.” Sure, it’s important to balance calorie in take with calorie burn, but it’s more important to have a healthy relationship with food. Enjoy it!
2. Eat for health. Sometimes we forget that the primary reason we eat is to provide fuel for our body. When we skimp out on nutritious foods, we deprive our bodies of important nutrients. The trick is to find a balance between taste and nutrition.
3. Keep it simple. Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. Tiny changes in our diet and attitude towards food can have a huge impact on our overall health. Sometimes we just need a little help finding our motivation.