Kathy Brown, RDN, LD, NSAND President Elect 2017-2018
Works at: Baxter International and in private practice as TheYogiRD
Completed DI at: Dominican University
DPG/MIG Membership(s): Vegetarian Nutrition DPG
Hobbies: Studying and practicing yoga, spending time outdoors, crafting and blogging/making videos for my YouTube channel
We are so excited to kick off our #FeaturedFriday with our very own NSAND President Elect, Kathy Brown, RDN, LD! Kathy currently works at Baxter International where she manages their global health promotion program which involves dadta from a health risk assessment, exercise challenges, nutrition challenges, health fairs, lunch and learns, and much more. In addition to her work at Baxter, Kathy started her own private practice, The Yogi RD, where she provides nutrition counseling that emphasizes nourishing, whole foods and offers yoga lessons. You can also find her posting blogs, giving presentations to athletes and small businesses, and creating YouTube videos for her channel, also entitled The Yogi RD.
Did you always know you wanted to be a dietitian? No, I actually went to college to be a PE teacher and had never even heard of a dietitian. After taking my first nutrition course and learning about dietitians, however, I knew nutrition was the road I wanted to take.
What’s a fun fact about you? One of my big interests is historical diets. I love learning about food choices, cooking techniques, and food beliefs of past eras (particularly 16th, 18th, and early 20th centuries).
Which area of dietetics do you like or have considered switching into that is different from your area of practice? I would like to devote more of my time on my private practice and develop a stronger on line practice.
Is there a nutrition topic you wish you knew more about? Holistic healing with food or women’s health.
What is your best advice for younger dietitians trying to balance the demands of life as a dietitian with family and personal life? Make a schedule. My motto is, “if it’s not on my calendar, it doesn’t exist.” Sharing this with my family and friends has helped them to understand m y busy schedule and learn to plan with me ahead of time.
Name one thing an RDN could do to benefit the dietetics profession in general. Make your voice heard and dispel any myths you come across. The tricky part of this profession is how many people believe what they read in pop magazines or from TV personalities. The best thing you can do is help the population understand the scientific facts about nutrition.
If you could have a superpower, what would that be? Just one superpower? I would like the power to grow nutritious and delicious food from waste. Hunger and food waste is one area I am very passionate about. If I get a second power I would like to fly!
Contact Info: NSANDPresident@gmail.com
Twitter: @TheYogiRD Instagram: @TheYogiRD