Food for thought...
Abby is a Denver-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose professional mantra is “your greatest wealth is health.” Abby’s interest in dietetics stems from her own diagnosis of Crohn’s disease as a freshman in college. She took an interest in how food could be useful in the healing process and in managing the disease. To Abby, health is about fueling the body with nutritious foods, and also encompasses physical activity and mental well-being. That’s why she uses an integrated approach of medical nutrition therapy with an emphasis on whole foods, mindfulness techniques and creating balance. She aims to empower clients to feel their best, achieve their health goals and learn to independently manage their nutrition needs — no fad diets here!
In addition to privately consulting with clients, Abby is a Clinical Dietitian at St. Anthony’s Hospital, a level 1 trauma center, where she works across 4 intensive care units. Prior to starting her private practice, Abby was the in-house Dietitian for Lone Tree Family Practice, counseling a diverse patient population on various disease states across the lifespan. Abby has also worked for CVS Health in its Enteral Nutrition Center. Her favorite part about her work has been helping patients sustain healthier lifestyles while also enjoying delicious food.
Abby received her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 and subsequently completed her Dietetic Internship with Tri-County Health Department in Greenwood Village, Colorado. She’s an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Denver Dietetic Association. Previously, Abby graduated from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business (Go Blue!).
Beyond nutrition, Abby is passionate about giving back to her community and currently sits on the board of Ekar Farm — a local urban farm dedicated to educating the community about sustainable agriculture practices and food justice, and donating fresh, healthy organic produce to local food banks. Abby was co-founder and Secretary of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Rocky Mountain Young Professional Group. She also volunteered with the Denver Department of Environmental Health and Shalom Park Nursing Home.
Abby originally hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has been in Denver 6 years. She loves to cook (and eat), exercise, spend time with friends and family, ski, and travel the world. Abby and her husband, Ean, reside in the Montclair neighborhood of Denver and are parents to the cutest Havanese, Bobby Nugget.