This is the page where you get to know a little more about me. That’s exciting for girl who dreams of her next meal at all times during the day. I have many loves…
I love cozy sweaters, Italian wine and hot coffee. I love to run, it soothes me.
I love my kids – all of their craziness makes me realize how hard it must have been for my parents – thank your parent today. They are the reason that I am writing full time and not working a full time 9-5 job. I love spending time with them, going to their classrooms and taking them to their activities. They are only young for a short while, I’m going to enjoy it.
I love my husband. Our crazy life together is never dull and I wouldn’t change a thing. We complement each other in every way. He allows me to be free.
I love my profession. It took me many years to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up, but dietetics is truly a calling. It is amazing to teach people about how to become a healthier person. To empower and see results. I especially love teaching kids about nutrition. Their habits are easier to change than adults. Their desire to be healthy is exciting – we should all be excited about that.
I love food and I love to eat. Not just any food, I rarely eat just to eat. I love clean, healthy, good-for-me food. Food that has a purpose. Cooking is a natural extension of that and it helps cultivate my creative side.
That’s the personal side of me, here’s the boring (or maybe not) side that is equally as important. This is how you know I have made a commitment to my profession and that I am qualified to offer nutrition and dietary advice to you.
In 2004, I graduated from University of Missouri – Columbia with a BS in Nutritional Sciences. I had a difficult time with being strictly a “nutritionist”, which has never had a clear definition and I found that employers wanted credibility. That meant I needed an upgrade – to RD. I went back to school with a 2 year old and a 6 month old and entered the Dietetics Coordinated Program at Eastern Michigan University. I graduated in 2010 with a BS in Dietetics and took the RD exam shortly after. I passed! After I had my 3rd and final little bundle of joy, I decided to go back for more. I graduated with my MS in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Colorado State University in 2014.
My background is in clinical practice at two different hospitals and outpatient counseling in diabetes management, weight loss, healthful weight gain and general nutrition. I have been writing and teaching education classes to children since 2013.
I started Salubrious RD as a way to show my love of nutrition, help make nutrition knowledge understandable, and share some of the dishes that I make for my family.