Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog page, Balanced Bites with Bethany. I wanted to take some time to share a little bit about myself before diving into all the fun recipes and nutrition information that will be coming your way soon.
My name is Bethany Keith and I am a Georgia girl, born and raised. I attended the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics. I then went on to complete my dietetic internship in Atlanta while obtaining my Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Systems from the University of Southern Mississippi. As a dietitian, I have experience working in hospitals, rehab facilities, and dialysis clinics.
I joined the Renal Care 360° team in May of 2023, and I have thoroughly enjoyed jumping into this new role. You may be wondering, what does a registered dietitian even do? That’s a great question!
A large portion of my job is conducting appointments with people like yourself. I take time to get to know your eating habits, medical history, lifestyle, and health goals. Examples of goals my clients have include preventing or managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or chronic kidney disease, as well as managing weight, and maintaining or improving quality of life. After getting to know you, I will make personalized recommendations that align with your health goals.
I can help you find foods that fit within your diet recommendations, determine exact amounts of nutrients to eat, reduce your anxiety around food, improve your nutrition-related lab values, and provide support to you on your health journey. My recommendations rely on evidence-based research to help you cut through all the conflicting information on the internet. In addition to one-on-one appointments, I also provide group education classes and develop internet-based learning modules for diet education topics. I also offer nutrition information and recipes for our social media channels, blog, and newsletters.
I love helping people and I love food, so being a dietitian is my dream job! I am passionate about helping people find foods they love while improving their health through nutrition. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to have you join me here on Balanced Bites with Bethany.