Integrative and Functional Nutritionist
As long as I can remember I have had a keen interest in food and nutrition. As a little girl, I made notebooks with all the vitamins listed, along with their functions and best food sources. Vitamin A was my favorite (all those wonderful immunity and healthy skin benefits intrigued me) and remained so until I grew up and became a mother. Maybe that is why I fed my infant daughter so much baby butternut squash that she turned orange and her pediatrician told me I needed to back off!
During college I studied Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and found the nutrition classes to be my favorite. After my daughter was born, I returned to school to pursue my dream of becoming a Registered Dietitian. I began taking the necessary coursework one or two classes at a time and ultimately - after the birth of two more children - earned a master’s degree in nutrition from New York University as well as my certification as a Registered Dietitian.