Hello! Welcome to my blog! My name is Kari Ikemoto and I am Registered Dietitian. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
What is a Registered Dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including: Earning a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). They must also complete a year 1440 hour supervised practice internship, to be eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitian examination.
Why do I blog?
Kari On Nutrition is a blog born through my passion for nutrition, health, cooking, science, exercise, and enjoying delicious, nourishing food. I created this blog to act as a forum to share all things nutrition and dietetics, along with my love of cooking, recipe development, and EATING!
How did I get here?
I am based in Los Angeles and completed my undergrad in dietetics at Cal Poly Pomona. I got my DTR after I graduated and spent a few years working as a health educator for a medical group in the Los Angeles area. I moved across the country (eek!) to complete my dietetic internship at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire and my clinical education at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
What am I doing now?
Since becoming an RD in August 2014, I work for HealthCare Partners Medical Group teaching classes and meeting with patients one on one covering topics from diabetes to weight loss to teaching kids how to cook and be active. I also work 1 day a week at UCLA in the oncology department.
Both of my jobs give me the opportunity to see patients across the spectrum of health and witness the positive impact nutrition can have. This variation allows me the opportunity to truly appreciate the importance of eating well and incorporating regular exercise. In both sickness and in health, the same advice rings true- choose nourishing, real foods and move a little (or a lot!) each day.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- SCAN DPG
- Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG
- Oncology Nutrition DPG
California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics- Los Angeles District