Brittany is a compassionate dietitian with over 10 years of diverse experience in the wellness, coaching, and nutrition education world. She has a Masters of Science in Community Nutrition, received her Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from The University of Delaware in 2013, completed her Dietetic Internship program through Long Island University Post, and became an RD in 2015.
Before joining the OnPoint team, Brittany was a clinical dietitian where she treated patients with chronic diseases, gastrointestinal surgeries, cancer, ICU patients, and many more while working in the hospital. As she grew in her career, Brittany realized her true passion was to provide personalized one on one counseling to help individuals reach their health goals, both mentally and physically. Brittany also loves teaching clients about mindfulness as it relates to eating and beyond! Her ultimate objective for each person she works with is to teach them how to create lasting wellness habits and increase their confidence around food and within themselves.
Brittany lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Ben, and loves spending her free time reading, getting a good sweat in, taking walks in nature, and discovering new documentaries on Netflix.
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What do you enjoy most about being a nutritionist/dietitian?
I love teaching people that living healthfully can be easy and even enjoyable! I also enjoying showing people the power they have over their own wellbeing, and that they can successfully stay healthy without following a trendy fad diet or living a life of endless yo-yo dieting. When working with clients, I try to incorporate mindfulness and intuitive eating techniques to help build those long term sustainable habits that we are all looking for.
What questions do clients most commonly ask you? What is your answer?
I often get asked about what time people should stop eating or if it's okay to eat certain foods at night. My answer is this: If you are hungry at night you should eat, especially if you haven't eaten enough in the day. If you find yourself habitually snacking after the point of fullness at night, there are certainly other things for us to look at besides food (a.k.a stress, emotional eating, sleep, etc.). Additionally, eating too close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep and even cause GERD. So, if there's a way to fill up with nutritious foods during the day rather than at night, it's best to plan ahead for that!
If you could give clients one piece of advice in improving their health/nutrition, what would it be?
Make friends with your body. It will be your greatest ally when making changes that will benefit your health in the long run, plus it’s where you’ll be living for the rest of your life.