ABOUT GRACE RIVERS

At a young age, nutrition and activity became a very important part of my life.  When eleven years old, my Mother had back surgery which was followed by walking as her therapy for which she needed a partner.  Mom made an excellent recovery and I found something that ultimately would result in a lifestyle that helped me relax.  My interest in nutrition and the walking became tools that I have continued to use. All these years later, nutrition and exercise are a major part of my life in helping me to have a good sense of wellbeing.

Entering my early twenties, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure.  After making some food changes, my blood pressure became controlled and the doctor took me off the blood pressure med. Foods could really make a difference on my health and how I felt!  That made an impact on me which would lead to my career in nutrition.

Areas of work, for more than 25 years,  have been in long-term care, kidney dialysis, home health, outpatient diabetes care,  corporate consulting, facilitated group diabetes education, supermarket tours, community outreach. 

Currently, nutrition consulting for companies and individuals along with freelance nutrition writing and speaking with a focus on wellness and nutrition care for health conditions, are provided.
 
                                                 

          • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
          • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern, (1993)
          • Certified Diabetes Educator, (CDE since 2002)
          • American Council on Exercise Certified Health Coach (ACE-CHC since 2016)
          • Managing health issues with nutrition for more than 25 years

        MEMBER 

        • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 
        • Louisiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
        • Dallas Dietetic Alliance  Immediate Past President 2018-2019