Nikki is a clinical Registered Dietitian (RD) currently serving our great Veterans in the Greater Tampa Area, while continuing to do selective consulting work. Before working as an RD, she became a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR), working as a clinical nutrition consultant in the realm of long-term care, skilled nursing, and sub-acute care/rehabilitation for approximately four years. Prior to that, her nutrition-related professional experience includes acute care, weight management, and sales management.
Thoroughly enjoying the unique position of being able to ‘give back’ a little to Veterans in the outpatient setting, Nikki foresees great opportunity to grow with and help expand the focus on whole-body health for our amazing Vets. She is excited to build upon her current clinical nutrition expertise to further endorse, mentor, and support those who desire to reach their health goals through a more individualized and truly tailored approach. Focusing on tending to the root causes of chronic disease, while ensuring never to abandon the importance of supporting all facets of health. Treating an individual as the unique, whole person that they are is what she is most passionate about.
Being a glutton for lifetime learning, she aims to continue expanding her education and credentials to specialize in a variety of correlating arenas, in time. One of her ultimate goals is to become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP)! Her hopes are to inevitably expand the usage and knowledge of Integrative and Functional care through her work, whether that be through the government sector and/or through pursuing her very own business venture to do so, to reach as many people as possible.
BELIEFS & APPROACH:
Nikki believes it is important to build upon sturdy foundations; striving to only deliver the most current, reputable, evidence-based information when it comes to nutrition, and overall wellness, in order to educate her patients, clients, and any of her audiences to foster confidence in nutrition-related topics and establish sustainable, healthy relationships with food.
Promoting balance is her key approach to helping create improvements for those who seek change (in all stages of life), as it is important to make suitable, life-lasting changes that will be maintainable to endure a healthy lifestyle, long-term. She strives to encourage eating real, nutritious foods (sans any fad-diets or special products to lean upon), which inevitably cultivate better educated, prepared, and adaptable health-and-nutrition warriors!