“She was routinely grateful for my assistance and I reminded her that I was simply providing her tools and she was the one who deserved credit because she used them.”
Hi, I’m Amy. I’m a renal expert and a certified mind body nutrition coach who loves teaching and helping my patients solve problems to achieve kidney health.
The kidneys are so fascinating to me because of their diverse roles in maintaining balance in the body. I especially love being a renal dietitian because it is very rewarding to see real changes and improvements from food and nutrition changes.
Some fun facts about me: two is my happy number as I have two brothers, two children, and two dogs. In my spare time, I like to scrapbook, sing, go on walks, read and journal. I love any and all varieties of coffee and also all types of Mexican food. Some of my proudest successes in my life include mothering my two children and finishing two half marathons after having knee surgery.
My strengths are in making connections with people and working together to come up with practical solutions for better health. Each person’s goals are unique and important to me and my goal is to help them achieve their own vision of health success.
Plant-based diet for kidney disease
Kidney Community Involvement:
RD Volunteer visits for people with high blood pressure, Clinic With a Heart, Dec 2019 - Present
National Kidney Foundation Member 2018 - Present
Member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Renal Practice Group 2010 - Present
Renal Nutrition Speaker for Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2020
B.S. Dietetics, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 2000
Working as a renal dietitian for 5 years
Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management Certificate of Training by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, July 2020
Certified Mind Body Eating Coach, Institute of Psychology of Eating, Boulder, CO, January 2016
EPIC Motivational Interviewing, November 2019