ABOUT GRACE RIVERS

Hello and welcome to my website. I hope you find the information helpful. Please feel free to visit my contact page and drop me a note as to what type of nutrition information you are looking for.

This year marks 25 years of practice for me.  This is a well loved field since nutrition is involved in everything we do.  Being able to work with someone to help them to be more confident with their food choices, disease or weight management is very rewarding for me.  I was diagnosed with high blood pressure in my early twenties and made some changes with my food intake and learned this helped to lower my blood pressure.  The doctor took me off my blood pressure medication. This helped me understand how 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.  My belief in movement is also a major part of my life.  When I was only eleven years old, my Mother had back surgery.  Her therapy was to walk.  She needed a partner, so I became her partner.  Mom recovered well and I found something that helped me relax and control my weight.  So all these years later, nutrition and exercise are a major part of my life.

Besides knowing how to cope with high blood pressure and sodium, I also specialize in diabetes and worked with it mainly for 15 years. Wanting to be closer to home, my family, and give back to my community, I left my full time job, where I worked as an outpatient diabetes educator, and started my own business.  I provide individual and corporate consulting.  My focus is on wellness and preventative care which includes healthy nutrition guidelines, disease and weight management, cholesterol control, diabetes, and more.

It can be hard knowing what to do with food and nutrition with so much misleading nutrition information. Many clients come in confused, starving themselves, tired, can’t get blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol under control and have been on every diet out there.  I help to make sense of all of this.

If you are looking for nutritional guidance to improve your quality of life, I look forward to hearing from you.  Together you and I will find simple things that you can do in your lifestyle to help you reach your goals. 

If you have nutritional goals that you are trying to reach and haven’t been able to figure out how to get there, and you are ready to make a change, I am here to help you.

 

                                                 

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern, (1993)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator, (CDE since 2002)
  • Managing health issues with nutrition for 25 years

MEMBER 

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • Dallas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2012
  • Dallas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — Nominated Outstanding Board Member, 2014
  • Dallas Dietetic Alliance (name change), President 2016-2018