Hi there! I’m Denise, a registered dietitian nutritionist and a mom of 2. I really enjoy eating and experimenting with foods, and this is something I aim to encourage you to do, too!
After the birth of my first kiddo I transitioned from the traditional education I received about nutrition, the rigid, rule-laden style of nutrition, to an all encompassing, all foods fit style of nutrition. There I found the freedom I needed to trust my body to provide for my growing baby and adjust as it needed to post birth.
My mission is to raise healthy and competent eaters. This can only be done without the labels we see in mainstream media put on food.
For example, “healthy” vs. “unhealthy” isn’t a description we use for food. We like to call foods that would traditionally fall into this category “play foods.” All food fits, and until we are no longer scared of the food we nourish ourselves with there will be fear associated with certain foods. Sometimes certain foods are luxuries; we take time to assess accessibility and preference. My mission is to break this cycle with you – to help you realize food peace is possible. You get to choose the food you eat.
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Join me in the non-diet approach to nutrition and health. Ditch your food fears today!
Denise’s alma mater is Texas Tech University, Wreck Em’!
There, Denise earned her Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics. She advanced to earn her Masters in Nutritional Sciences and complete her 1200 hour dietetic internship. Following this Denise sat for her registration exam and applied for licensure in Texas.
Denise has been a practicing Registered and Licensed Dietitian since 2014. She has worked in a multitude of areas before settling on building her business, ThoughtFull Nutrition, LLC. Her journey began at the West Texas VA and slowly transitioned, with her growing family, to more PRN positions with a clinical and corporate wellness focus.
At ThoughtFull Nutrition Denise teaches Intutive Eating principles to guide you to create a space for grace in how you choose to nourish yourself. ThoughtFull Nutrition is an ally to all bodies, genders, and races.