“At the heart of my nutrition philosophy is the foundation that food is our fuel, and eating is an enjoyable experience. The goal is to simply EAT: Enjoy delicious foods, Achieve personal goals, Take charge of your health.”

Board Certification(s)

  • CNSC

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition Support


Graduate School

Texas Woman’s University
Houston, TX

Undergraduate School

Texas A&M University
Nutritional Science
College Station, TX

Professional Associations

2007 – Current


Personal Interests

Family time, trying new restaurants, and adventures in the “country”.  Enjoy running, traveling, cooking, reading, craft projects and volunteering.


Kristen Tidwell works with patients to educate and guide them toward a healthy lifestyle by connecting nutrition to their overall wellness. She believes the journey to wellness requires teamwork, and with a collaborative style, she creates individualized care plans with achievable goals to maintain good health, or to manage chronic health conditions.

A board-certified nutrition support clinician, Kristen earned a master’s degree in nutrition from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor’s degree in nutritional science from Texas A&M University. After completing a dietetic internship at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, she began her career providing inpatient care for general medicine, cardiology, medical intensive care unit, orthopedics, trauma and rehabilitation. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient care in the bariatrics department at the Texas Medical Center Digestive Disease Center. Kristen has also shared her passion for nutrition with dietetic students, as a hospital intern coordinator.

The field of nutrition is constantly changing with new research and discoveries, and it is easy to be overwhelmed with the media’s attention to fad diets, superfoods and health claims. Kristen constantly seeks the latest research to bring the most accurate and beneficial knowledge to her patients. Rather than focusing on “diets,” Kristen teaches a true balance of nutrients, appropriate portion sizes and an active lifestyle.

When she is not working with patients, Kristen likes spending time with family, trying new restaurants and finding adventures in the country. She also enjoys running, traveling, cooking, reading, craft projects and volunteering.