Jen Thompson



Age Group(s):

Adults, Pediatrics

Patient Populations:

LGBTQIA+, Men, Neurodivergent Patients, Older adults, Patients with ADHD/ADD, Patients with GAD, Patients with PTSD/history of trauma, Peds: 12-15 years, Peds: 16-18 years, Women

About Jen

Jen’s love for nutrition began when she was a child. She has fond memories of following her great-grandmother around in the garden and learning how to cook. After working with her university’s sports nutrition program and completing her dietetic internship, Jen’s love for nutrition was solidified. Jen has worked in a variety of settings and has a passion for helping individuals meet their goals in a way that makes sense for them!

Get To Know Jen

Go-to morning beverage: Most days, a cup of black coffee, but I look forward to a homemade latte most weekends, too.

Favorite thing to purchase at the farmer’s market or grocery store: I love to get fresh cucumbers at the farmers market for homemade pickles!

Sleep ritual I never forget: Some puppy snuggles and a few chapters of a good book are my favorite ways to wind down at night.

What I listen to for inspiration: I always have a few podcast episodes on deck but also love a variety of music.

Grocery shopping tip: Always have a plan!

What’s one small thing someone can do today to work toward a balanced eating pattern/lifestyle? Stop waiting to feel motivated or for the new year or whatever that milestone may be to take the first step. Pick something small that makes sense to you — drink an extra glass of water, go for a 10-minute walk, add in a serving of veggies with dinner, consistently eat breakfast, etc. — and go for it!

A habit you swear by: Some movement has a huge impact on both your physical and mental health, and on your day! I have an exercise physiology background and am a huge proponent of finding ways to work in movement you enjoy daily — whether that is a walk with your pet, some stretching, or a more robust training program!

Nutrition philosophy in a nutshell: Balance is key. It is never about taking foods away, it’s about adding and adjusting. I also think understanding the “why” behind the adjustments we make is crucial!


Master of Science in Nutrition from Kansas State University

Dietetic Internship:
Kansas State University

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
National Board-Certified Nutrition Support Clinician
Certificate of Training in Pediatric and Adult Weight Management
Certificate of Training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition

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