Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. She went on to complete her year-long dietetic internship at the University of Michigan (Michigan Medicine) Hospital in Ann Arbor under the Clinical Nutrition emphasis.
During her internship, she gained experience in the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, where she discovered a passion for working with adults and adolescents with eating disorders. After completing her internship, she returned home to Wisconsin and spent a year working as a clinical dietitian within a hospital system. As a clinical dietitian, she worked with a wide variety of hospitalized patients with medical conditions including but not limited to diabetes, critical illness and cancer.
Her favorite aspects of being a dietitian include encouraging positive relationships with all food and helping people recognize that health looks different for everybody.
Jessica is very excited to join the Evolve team and pursue her passion of helping people heal their relationship with food and their bodies, as well as discover what optimal health looks like individually from a multi-dimensional perspective.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys cooking, reading, being outdoors, going to the movies, spending time with friends and family, playing piano and singing.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
*”Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree, an RD or RDN must fulfill a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, complete an extensive supervised program of practice at a health care facility, foodservice organization or community agency and pass a rigorous registration exam.” (Quoted directly from:
**”Individuals with iaedp Certification designations (CEDS, CEDRD, CEDCAT, or CEDRN) are health care professionals who have met rigorous educational and skill requirements, have accumulated a minimum number of hours of qualifying work experience, have made a commitment to stay abreast of current developments in the field through continuing education, and have agreed to comply with the Association’s ethical principles.” (Quoted directly from: http://www.iaedp.com/overview%204%20certification%20overview.htm).