“I love educating patients about their diet - taking away the fear, apprehension and watching them make empowered personal decisions based on the knowledge and tools I provide for their success.”
Hi, I’m Cassandra. I’m a renal dietitian determined to empower my patients to be confident and successful in their journey towards kidney health. I love sharing ways to eat without fear and enabling my patients to make confident everyday life choices that benefit their kidneys.
I have always been fascinated by the kidneys for the extraordinary amount of work such small organs perform to sustain life. Being a kidney donor to my sister further deepened my respect and appreciation for the kidneys.
As a dietitian, I love everything related to food. My parents owned a seafood and produce market, so as a young girl I became very efficient in the preparation of food from farm and ocean to table before it became a slogan. I'm still really good at descaling, gutting, and filleting a fish, which comes in handy as seafood is one of my favorite foods. I am a grocery store fanatic and can spend hours perusing the produce section for my next innovative plant based meal. I also enjoy teaching healthy eating and cooking in my community.
Aside from food, I also love traveling, taking long walks, and gardening. I am a sports girl - any and every kind of competitive sport interests me, but football is my favorite.
My strength is making connections with people on a personal level. I enjoy listening to their stories and getting to know them. I believe it allows me to better assist them in reaching their goals.
It is extremely rewarding to witness my patients improve their quality of life by flourishing in confidence and ability to make food choices to support their kidney health.
Low Protein and Plant-Based Diets for Kidney Disease
Phosphorus and Potassium Management
Grocery Store Tours: Pantry and Refrigerator Makeovers
Kidney Community Involvement:
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Renal Practice Group
Member of the Nation Kidney Foundation
M.S. Nutrition and Wellness, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
B.S. Dietetics, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina