Ryan has been in the general nutrition field for over eight years, and joined Healthy Diets in 2009. As a Registered Dietitian, Ryan is responsible for helping people find a way of eating that works for them:
- She helps them to set realistic expectations about weight management goals
- Ensures their overall nutrient needs are being met; helps them plan, prepare and organize their food plan in a way that is convenient and accessible in their current lifestyle
- Helps them to understand the true message behind the latest diet trends
- Communicates with their healthcare team to ensure that a comprehensive approach be taken to their specific approach to overall health and wellness
Ryan works with both children and adults in the areas of disordered eating (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, etc).Ryan has completed years of eating disorder training from top experts in the field. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and continues to stay on top of new treatment protocols and research. She is active in the local International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) chapter.
Previously, Ryan was a nutritionist for the Rice Diet Program and taught individual and group sessions promoting health and disease prevention in the areas of heart disease, diabetes, weight management and binge eating disorder. She also was a corporate wellness consultant for the Kohler Company and created resources to foster health and wellness for a corporation of 14,000 employees.
Ryan is from Charleston, SC. She graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, with a BS in Biology and earned her Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She has also earned her certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Ryan and her husband, Jon, have a daughter named Elaina.
When Ryan isn’t helping her patients she enjoys exploring outside. From the beach to the mountains, as long as she’s outside she’s happy. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends around her kitchen table.