After 8 years of counseling people on nutrition, weight loss, health and wellness Rebecca decided to venture out her own, joining the world of small business owners. Trained as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management she has worked in a variety of healthcare settings. She spent the three years leading up to opening True Body Nutrition working with Ideal Protein and bariatric surgery patients. Before specializing in weight loss, Rebecca helped design and implement local wellness and nutrition programs in various healthcare settings.
Working intensively with weight loss clients has become her passion, sharing in both the excitement of her clients' successes and the struggles felt while her clients work to achieve their goals. Knowing that weight loss, like life, is a journey, Rebecca helps her patients at every stage. Motivating her clients by helping them discover inner strength and providing unwaivering support has propelled them into success that is not only life changing but sustainable.
Rebecca graduated in 2005 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, with a Bachelor's of Arts in Mass Communication and in 2007 with a Bachelor's of Science in Nutritional Sciences. She completed her dietetic internship at North Oaks Health System in Hammond, LA, and obtained her registration and license as a RDN, LDN in 2008.
Rebecca is committed to furthering her education on the topics of obesity and weight management and has extensive experience and training on the subject. She became a Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) in May of 2017, received a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management by CDR in March of 2017, and a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management by CDR in May of 2010.
Rebecca worked for East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA from June 2008 to December 2012, working in clinical and outpatient settings, including the EJGH Wellness Center and Corporate Wellness Department. In December 2012, she began working with the bariatric population and Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method at Northlake Surgical Associates at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
In July 2017, Rebecca started medical school at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently not seeing clients. Rebecca's Ideal Protein clinic was transferred July 1, 2018 to Kathryn Bernier, PharmD, Pharmacist/Owner of Folsom Family Pharmacy, 82150 Hwy 25, Folsom, LA 70437; Phone: 985-796-3062; Fax: 985-796-9977. For further referrals please e-mail Rebecca for her recommendations.
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