About Jessie

Jessie Carpenter, registered dietitian, with black shirt and long brown hair on a light teal background
Jessie Carpenter, registered dietitian, with black shirt and long brown hair on a light teal background

For 9 years, I have enjoyed my career as a Registered Dietitian assisting a broad range of people by helping them lead longer, healthier lives through sound nutritional practices.  

I received a BS in Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma and then obtained dual Masters degrees in Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences.  I have been privileged to work in a wide variety of settings, including military bases, level II trauma centers, and both diabetic and cardiac outpatient services.

My Philosophy

I love to share my expertise and experience in order to help others discover practical ways to eat well, feel healthy, prevent disease, reach goals, and love life. Areas of specialization include: Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Renal, Sports Performance, and Weight Management.

I offer an encouraging environment to learn the best health practices from reliable research and to create sustainable, positive lifestyle changes. I provide realistic, individualized health goals by properly assessing nutritional needs and using an approach that can help identify feelings about behavior change and resolve inconsistencies about making behavior changes.

Jessie Carpenter posing standing up in long sleeve blue sweater and hair pulled back
Close up of Jessie smiling with her husband and dog with mountains in the background

Outside of work...

I enjoy baking, hiking, swim aerobics, cycling, traveling, hunting, and taking walks with my Rhodesian Ridgeback, Blue.  I am also a loving wife and a new mom.

My Passion

I love being a registered Dietitian! Besides being a stay-at-home mom, there is nothing else I’d rather do for a profession. It has been my passion for as long as I remember, and I believe the sky is the limit regarding what you can do in dietetics and where you can go in the field. For instance, I have been a Clinical Dietitian and a Community Dietitian, which encompasses a wide range of job types from the hospital setting to long-term care facilities now to private practice.

Do you enjoy learning about food and the world? Travel is another passion of mine, and I launched a new blog to more fully explore the world and its great foods. Be sure to check it out!

Need food variety or new recipe ideas? Another passion is trying new recipes and creating recipe books. Let me help you with healthy recipes for every meal or occasion. Take a look under the recipe tab above.

Want to learn about different nutrition topics? I enjoy writing and have posted an informative blog on health topics from fast food reviews to fad diets. You’ll love to read it. Click on the tab labeled blog above.

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A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a health professional who is known as a food and nutrition expert and teaches principles founded in evidence-based practice and science. An RD has graduated from higher education (typically a Masters degree) and has completed a 1200 hour internship. They have passed a national test to become a Dietitian and have been licensed to practice in states. An RD must maintain registration through a minimum of 75 continuing education credits every 5 years and maintain licensure with various state requirements.

A Nutritionist is someone who may have a lot of knowledge in nutrition and may have a certification from completing a one-time course. There are no education, internship, registration, or licensure requirements for these individuals. Their methods may or may not be founded in evidence-based practices. In short, anyone can be a nutritionist but not everyone is a Registered Dietitian.

Nutrition coaching is a process because behavior change is a process. It involves taking designated time and multiple sessions with a professional to explore what you need most. Nutrition coaching allows you to increase your capability and performance by exposing you to tasks, thoughts, tools, or experiences that will provide relevant learning opportunities while also providing feedback in real time.

Anyone would benefit from meeting with a Registered Dietitian, as no one is perfect in all areas of food, nutrition, health, and wellbeing. If you want to reach goals without fad diets, pricey supplements, diet pills, confusing messages, etc. then speaking with a Dietitian is for you. Pick an RD who can meet you where you are, who you are comfortable speaking to, and who encourages you on your journey. Any RD has the knowledge and expertise with practical application to help you lead a healthier lifestyle through behavior and lifestyle changes.