Nikki is a 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 consultant in the realm of long-term care, skilled nursing, and sub-acute care/rehabilitation for approximately four years. Prior to that, she worked in acute care, weight management, and sales management.
Thoroughly enjoying the unique position of being able to ‘give back’ a little to our 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.
Being a glutton for lifetime learning, she aims to continue expanding her education and credentials to specialize in a variety of arenas, in time. One of her dreams 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 or through pursuing her own (side) business venture to do so.
Thoroughly enjoying the challenges provided from clinical nutrition, she plans to expand upon that base to continue endorsing, mentoring, and aiding in helping others reach and obtain their health goals through a tailored individualized care approach by focusing on the root causes of chronic disease and working proactively via outpatient nutrition.
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 hopes to educate others while fostering confidence in nutrition-related topics and 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.