Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
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License/title and certifications:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness and Health from Purdue University
- Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Benedictine University
Emily Krause, MS, RDN, LDN graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness and Health from Purdue University. To expand upon her current education, she decided to pursue her master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and dietetic internship at Benedictine University. Quickly after that, Emily became a board certified and licensed registered dietitian.
Emily is a board-certified registered dietitian and licensed dietitian nutritionist in the state of Illinois.
Q&A with Emily
What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
I am passionate helping individuals better their physical, mental, and emotional health via nutrition. I love talking about food with anyone and I truly believe nutrition affects every aspect of life. Personally, I’m very passionate about fighting nutrition misinformation and diet culture. I strive to make nutrition easily comprehensible and as simple as possible.
What three traits define you?
Restorative, genuine, and intuitive
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Even if I didn’t get paid to do it, I would create educational nutrition content. Not only is it fun, but it’s an easy way for individuals to learn while being entertained!
What’s one thing you couldn’t life without?
I could not live life without my water bottle. I take it with me everywhere I go, and it helps me drink water on days I completely forget to! I’ve heard people call their water bottles their “emotional support water bottle” and honestly, I can definitely relate because I bring it everywhere.
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
My biggest accomplishment is completing graduate school and my dietetic internship during a global pandemic. The past year and a half has thrown a lot of unknowns and uncertainties at me, but I’m so happy I was able to persevere and became a registered dietitian despite the obstacles.
How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?
Between my rigorous education at Purdue and Benedictine, I’ve gone through extensive and comprehensive curriculums to get where I am today. I’ve had past experiences with disordered eating, so that’s been one of my driving motivations to help individuals through their nutrition journey.
What are you complimented on most in your work?
The most compliments I receive around my work include my ability to connect with anyone and make them feel welcome and my organizational skills. I love getting to know new people because everyone is so different, and I love finding out more about their personal background. Regarding organization, I find organizing materials and such to be very therapeutic.
Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you?
My ideal client is open-minded and willing to try new foods. There are a lot of preconceived notions we have revolving around nutrition, so it’s important to go in with an open mind because we may change their approach to their goals in some ways they’ve never considered before. Additionally, I always love to say, “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!” This is so important with nutrition because there are so many fun foods and food combinations out there and allowing yourself to try these is part of life in my opinion.
In your work or creative process, what concepts are sacred? Which rules have you made, which ones do you follow?
I am a strong believer in concepts like intuitive eating and mindful eating because they’re ideologies that help individuals reconnect with their body’s natural cues. I try not to put anyone on a restrictive diet if it’s unnecessary. There is so much more to food than “calories in, calories out” and one of my nutrition goals is to help people appreciate food in all aspects of life besides a source of energy.
What is your grand, audacious goal? What do you wish people would know, believe, do?
My biggest goal in life is to help as many people as I can to better understand nutrition or help support them through their nutrition journey. I want to be able to help set people up for success for the rest of their life where they no longer have to rely on a dietitian for help.
What do you do for fun in your spare time? What are your hobbies?
In my spare time, I love running, reading, trying new foods, photography, and hiking. I also love meeting new people and socializing anywhere and anytime!
Share something unique that most people don’t know about you.
Exercise is so important to me because I participate in it to manage my mental health. I love running and I’ve run three half marathons and many 5Ks. I want to run at least one marathon in my life!
Everyone here is so kind and knowledgeable! I have never loved any healthcare location like I love Aligned Modern Health!
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