Hi! My name is Jen and I’m the dietitian behind New Leaf Nutrition. I’m also a wife, dog mom, casual weight lifter, and contain the ability to eat over half of a tube of cinnamon rolls by myself (it’s a sight to behold, lemme tell ya).
My interest in nutrition started in high school when I took a personality test that showed I have an affinity for science, but that I am most energized by being with people. Not many science jobs have as much human interaction as I need in a day and I realized that by becoming a dietitian, I could work with people and offer them help in real, tangible ways. So I went to Mizzou's Coordinated Program in Dietetics and became a Registered Dietitian! I love that I can come into someone’s life and bring so much peace around a topic that can be so crazy and confusing.
I’ve been a dietitian since 2014 and have seen it ALL! I’ve worked in hospitals, an eating disorder treatment facility, a bariatric surgical center, and now I work for myself.
I created New Leaf Nutrition to give you simple solutions. No more constantly being hungry. No more weight loss to just gain it all back. No more chasing the next fad diet. With me you get easy-to-understand, straightforward help. We'll identify goals that are mentally and physically healthy for you, and create a path to get you there. And that’s what makes me different than most other dietitians—when you work with me you get full access—I am here for YOU! Not sure which spaghetti sauce to buy? Send me a picture and I’ll tell ya. Need a grocery list? We’ll make it together. I am so happy to be right there with you, working through those daily challenges as a team. You are so much more than a number on a scale and you better believe I'll remind you of it.