Tanisa Spencer



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Patient Populations:

LGBTQIA+, Men, Older adults, Women

About Tanisa

During her first year of community college, Tanisa completed an introductory Nutrition course. This class impacted her so much that she decided to shift from studying nursing to nutrition. Growing up in a community where healthy eating wasn’t an everyday topic, Tanisa wanted to change the narrative. Throughout her time working as an RD, she has helped her patients incorporate cultural foods into their plans. Tanisa loves counseling patients through sustainable lifestyle change and has been doing it for 17 years!

Get To Know Tanisa

Go-to morning beverage: Water

Favorite nutrient-packed snack: Hummus with cut up vegetables

Favorite book/TV show/movie: The Color of Water

Grocery shopping tip: Always make a list to avoid impulse purchases.

A habit you swear by: One habit that I swear by is drinking at least 64oz of water a day. Staying hydrated is crucial to overall health.

Nutrition myth or trend you find particularly annoying and would like to set the record straight: Doing a detox diet to clean toxins out of the body. Purchasing products to cleanse the body is not necessary. Focusing on limiting highly processed foods, eating more whole foods, and drinking water is a great way to rejuvenate the body.


Bachelor of Science in Health Science from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Health-Related Professions

Dietetic Internship:
Rochester Regional Health

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Certificate of Training in Obesity for Adults(CDR)

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