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My name is Kristen, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN*) with a passion for endurance sports, good food, animals and the Virginia Tech Hokies! I first started running when I was 9 years old (thanks dad!), so I guess you can say it's a defining factor in my life. Many years later I am still going and have completed multiple marathons, ultra-marathons and triathlons, including two half-iron distance tri's. My husband and pup also run and are my biggest fans.
I love life and love a good adventure. I'm living my dream job as a dietitian so that I may help others reach their true health potential and achieve total wellness. Currently I'm serving as a long term care dietitian and nutrition consultant while pursing long-distance endeavors in running and triathlon and sharing my passion for nutrition. I follow a plant-based (mostly-vegan) lifestyle with emphasis on eating local foods where possible. I love experimenting with new recipes and relying on whole foods to fuel my adventures. I hope you will enjoy my stories about food, fitness and the Hokies!
In order to obtain my RD/RDN* credentials, I graduated with a BS in Dietetics, Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise from Virginia Tech and completed a 9-month Dietetic Internship through Virginia Tech's northern Virginia campus. I then passed the RD examination through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). I also have a MS in Nutrition Education and Behavior through Virginia Tech and a Certificate in Training in Weight Management through CDR.
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