I’m a native New Yorker who truly enjoys good food and cooking! As a Registered Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counselor, I believe there’s more to life than a number on a scale and eating should be stress free. My areas of focus include counseling, intuitive and mindful eating, binge eating, impulsive & compulsive eating, eating disorders, weight concerns, recipe modification, insulin resistance, and maternal/infant nutrition. I received my BA in Human Services from Elon College, and BSH and MSH in Health Science/Nutrition from the University of North Florida. I’m currently an adjunct faculty member at both Jacksonville University and University of North Florida where I teach a variety of nutrition courses.
I began my interest in nutrition while working as a personal trainer. My interest turned into my passion when I realized that I could combine my background in social work & personal training to help others meet their health and wellness goals. I believe in helping people discover that it’s not just “what” we eat, but also “how” and “why”we eat that impact our health. Most importantly, I believe in treating everyone as an individual and believe that all of us can achieve our goals when given the right tools and support.
I am deeply grateful and blessed to have worked with Jen at Preferred Nutrition. She has been instrumental in guiding me to the right path for eating for my health and physical well-being. Thanks to Jen, I am finally on the road to good health and nutrition for the first time in my life and even beginning to love myself, no matter what the scale says! -Diane W.