Kristen Tidwell MS, RD, LD, CNSCDietician
The nutrition field is exciting, but also ever-changing with new research and discoveries. At the heart of my nutrition philosophy is the foundation that food is our fuel and eating is an enjoyable experience. It can be overwhelming to consumers with the media attention to fad diets, superfoods, and health claims, but the journey to wellness requires teamwork. My goal as a Registered Dietitian is to listen to the patient, create individualized care plans, and establish achievable goals to lead toward a healthy lifestyle. The term “diet” is not ideal, but rather teaching a true balance of nutrients, appropriate portion sizes, and an active lifestyle. Simply EAT: Enjoy delicious foods, Achieve personal goals, Take charge of your health!
Areas of Expertise
- Nutrition Support
Texas Woman’s University
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
2007 – Current
Family time, trying new restaurants, and adventures in the “country”. Enjoy running, traveling, cooking, reading, craft projects and volunteering.
As a freshman at Texas A&M University, I enrolled in the Fundamentals of Human Nutrition course as an elective. I was familiar with Food and Nutrition through my childhood years with participation in 4-H Food and Nutrition shows. Little did I know that the seed to my future in nutrition was planted early on. I quickly changed my Business major to Nutritional Sciences and knew I found my niche! After completing my dietetic internship at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX, I began my career in clinical dietetics. I have worked in various units including general medicine, bariatrics, cardiac, Medical ICU, orthopedics, trauma, and rehabilitation. My experience in the hospital has also allowed me the pleasure to share my passion of nutrition with dietetic students and served as intern coordinator for 6 years. I have also enjoyed the best of both worlds to have experience with inpatient care and outpatient clinics, particularly bariatrics and Texas Medical Center Digestive Disease Center. The joy I have with helping others is my driving force to continue to seek the latest research and incorporate into the medical nutrition therapy for patients