Happy to meet you!
I have been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for more than a decade. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a Dietetics emphasis at Carson-Newman University. I immediately headed off to the University of Tennessee for a Master of Science in Nutrition Science, with a concentration in Public Health Nutrition. I also completed my Dietetic Internship while working on my MS.
It was during my undergrad years, that I discovered nutrition support and fell in love. Nutrition support is providing nutrition care beyond normal food intake. I worked with people with advanced medical and nutrition needs. Most of whom were being cared for the intensive care unit.
I loved my patients and their families, but life has a crazy way of turning out right? Through a crazy turn of events, we found ourselves living in Southern California.
I accepted an offer to join the faculty of the University of Southern California (USC), and was quickly welcomed into the Trojan Family. I taught both graduate and undergraduate nutrition courses in the Davis School of Gerontology and Keck School of Medicine.
I can say, unequivocally, USC is the best role in nutrition I have ever accepted, but once again...life takes many twists and turns.
My husband and I had dreamed of retiring Charleston, SC. It is our favorite city in the world. Then an opportunity arose for us to make the move decades sooner than we had hoped so how could we say no?
As we settled into our new home, I decided to launch this site. I have always had a secret desire to write (I almost chose journalism instead of nutrition in college!), and now was the right time.
I am so happy to have you here and promise to make this site a place of science-based information, real world applications, and hopefully a little fun.