Hi! I’m Kristen, Mom of a toddler, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Georgia. I’m the founder of this blog, 360 Family Nutrition – a family focused blog designed to encourage healthy eating habits within the entire family, including the youngest of eaters. Throughout this blog you will find simple recipes to serve up your family, nutrition tips to encourage a healthy lifestyle, and a few personal posts to share my family’s nutrition and health journey.
I began this blog in 2012 as an effort for parents to have a credible nutrition source for promoting healthy nutrition throughout their household. While working with weight loss clients and talking to friends I realized the need for this type of community. I promote a preventative approach to healthcare and creating healthy nutrition habits from birth is of utmost importance to me. Crafting a healthy foundation is not always an easy task and I am here to provide support and find humor along the way.
While I believe that nutrient-rich ingredients should be the center of most recipes, you will notice a few of my recipes are not made with healthier substitutions or better yet the latest super foods. One of my missions is to teach people how to create a balanced diet including some of their favorite “not so healthy foods”. Two of my absolute favorite foods are pizza and donuts, and on occasion you will see me post pictures over at my Instagram account of me eating my faves.
From an early age Kristen knew she wanted to make an impact on the lives of others. During her college days, she realized that her path to help others was through the field of nutrition, specifically as a Registered Dietitian. Kristen has a solid educational background. Her educational training includes a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Oklahoma State University, and the completion of a rigorous eleven-month dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She has over 10 years of experience as a registered dietitian working in New York City, New York and Atlanta, Georgia.
As an expert in weight management and nutrition wellness, Kristen has been quoted and interviewed in various media outlets. She was recently featured in Shape, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Family Circle, and more. Through her enthusiasm, creativity, and passion to promote optimal health, Kristen will make an immediate impact on your family’s health!