Emily's passion for nutrition began in her teens. She started reading health and nutrition magazines which exposed her to the power of food (shout out to Women's Health, Shape, and Self!) and the spark was ignited! As soon as she started visiting colleges, she never looked back. Emily completed her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition Management with a minor in sociology at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York in 2013. She then completed her dietetic internship at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
Before joining OnPoint, Emily worked in multiple settings as a clinical dietitian and also taught weight loss and wellness classes at a cardiac rehabilitation center. Emily lives in New Jersey with her husband, Stuart, and son, Sawyer. She has pet chickens and cats and enjoys seeking out local food purveyors. Before settling down in New Jersey, Emily spent time living in Vermont, Ohio, Maryland, and the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania.
Emily is happiest on weekend getaways, eating her way through Europe, attending yoga classes, and reading her abundant collection of newspapers, magazine subscriptions, and memoirs. Her favorite foods are peanut butter, tacos, and banza pasta.
What do you enjoy most about being a nutritionist/dietitian?
I get to do something I love every day. There are always new findings and breaking research in the field of nutrition, so I am always expanding my knowledge base. I find it exciting and rewarding to be part of such an important aspect of my client's health.
What questions do clients most commonly ask you? What is your answer?
I often get asked about quick weight loss and fad diets. As a nutrition professional, fad diets terrify me! They often set people up for a low calorie, deprivation riddled crash. I love teaching people that health is about life style, and not a quick fix.
If you could give clients one piece of advice in improving their health/nutrition, what would it be?
Keep it simple, eat whole foods.