Why Work with a Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians, or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDN) have a unique skill set. We are not your average nutritionist or health coach! In order to become an RD, completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nutrition from an accredited university is the first requirement. The next step is to compete a dietetic internship (with a minimum of 1200 hours) through an accredited program. This internship has training in various areas of nutrition, including clinical experience, working in community settings, and much more. After that, the final step is to take (and pass) a national exam in order to earn that “RD/RDN” credential. It’s a lot of work! But it is completely worth it to be able to talk about food all day long as your profession! Dietitians have extensive training on how to help people change their lives in the way of eating well and working on different behaviors centered around food, health, and well-being.
What is your educational background?
I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. Then, I completed my Dietetic Internship and Master's Degree in Dietetic Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
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What can I expect to gain from working with you?
Clients I've worked with have come away first with a greater understanding of why they eat the way the do. This is a key step to determine the best path to reach individual health
goals. From there, simple, realistic, and specific nutrition goals are set just a few at a time. These goals focus on small, sustainable changes that are a realistic fit into the
individual's lifestyle. As these goals are met, clients feel better, more energized, and see the results they are looking for!