We are SO excited to introduce you to our newest dietitian, Anna Jensen, RD, LD!
Anna has been working with Brittany Jones Nutrition Group clients in our nutrition counseling and eating disorder/disordered eating programs since August 2021, and our clients have really enjoyed working with her! She is a joy to work with, and we are so grateful to have her on our team.
Get to know Anna!
Q: You were an intern for Brittany in the past, what made you want to be a part of the team?
A: Nothing else felt quite right. When I interned with the team, I got to see the Brittany, Allison, and Christie build relationships with the clients, really listen to them, and create an individualized plan. I decided that is what felt right – helping individuals find food and body freedom in a world of diet culture. – rather than the traditional weight centric approach.
Q: Where did you get your Bachelors in Nutrition and complete your dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian?
A: I went to Clemson University and I would not change a thing! I completed my dietetic internship through Be Well Solutions Distance program. I LOVED doing a distance program, because I got to choose my own schedule – that’s how I was able to choose my “emphasis” rotation with Brittany Jones Nutrition Group!
Q: You have a clinical background in dietetics – how does that help you with your clients?
A: This has shown to be helpful in helping both nutrition counseling and eating disorder clients. In my time in the clinical setting, I learned about chronic diseases, interpreting labs, consequences of malnutrition, and the importance of preventing of malnutrition. I also learned how to work on an interdisciplinary team/communicate with other medical providers, and how to teach individuals to advocate for themselves.
Q: What kind of clients do you enjoy working with?
A: I love working with those ready to ditch dieting and take a full dive into intuitive eating! I also love when clients trust me to be completely transparent, open and honest with their past and current struggles. I use motivation interviewing in our sessions, and meet clients where they are at.
Q: What are you most excited about in this new position with Brittany Jones Nutrition Group?
A: Of course I am excited to take on more clients, but I think I am most excited to be on a team that is so supportive and personally invested in your success!
Q: What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
A: I grew up making Christmas cookies with my grandma and it brings back so many memories. Even if I do not get the chance to bake with her, I try to make the same cookies. Food is so much more than fuel- it can bring back special memories and create future ones.