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What is an RDN?

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert that can provide guidance, counseling, and simple solutions to creating a healthy lifestyle. In a society where nutrition is trending, Dietitians can help separate fact from fad and can translate nutritional science into everyday practical choices.

Meet our registered dietitian, Jessica Carter, RDN, LD

Jessica Carter is UK Dining's Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she completed her BS in Dietetics and Honors program with an emphasis in World Cultural Food Issues. She then went on to complete her Dietetic Internship with Iowa State University. Jessica has experience in food service, long term care, pediatrics, community and worksite wellness. She works with the culinary team to provide special dietary accommodations to students with food allergies/intolerances, and hold events throughout the year to promote overall health and wellness. Jessica strives to help students gain an understanding of their unique nutritional needs so that they feel empowered to make choices that best fit their goals.

Dietitian Support

  • Nutrition Consultations for:
    • Food allergies/intolerances
    • Dietary preferences
    • Nutrition Related Medical Issues
    • General healthy eating
  • Dining Hall Tours
  • Nutrition Educational Events & Tabling
  • Cooking Classes

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