Hello readers!  My name is Kristen!

I started this blog to share my love and knowledge of food and nutrition.  I became a Registered Dietitian in May 2008 and currently work with children.  I am also pursuing a Masters in Health Communications and will be finished in 2012.

I love to eat healthy, but still love to splurge on wine and desserts.  I hope by reading my blog you’ll see that even as a dietitian, I have my own struggles with healthy eating at times.

I was born and raised in Las Vegas and currently have a place with my two cats, Oliver and Charlotte.  Most of my family lives in Vegas, including my sister Andrea, whom I am very close with.

Since starting this blog, I have also tried to work on my cooking skills.  I have definitely developed a love for cooking along the way.

I recently completed my first half marathon along with a few other races these past couple years.  Check out my other bucket list goals here.

Here are 7 fun facts about me!

Hope you enjoy my blog! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at swankydietitian@yahoo.com.

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Angelique November 10, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Wow, this is so good KRB! You inspire me. Keep it up Ms Swanky…Does Ron know about this? =)


Stephanie January 12, 2010 at 3:50 am

OMG!!! Friend look at what you have done, I’m sooo proud of you! This is fabulous and I am going to check it out all the time! You are so beautiful, talented, caring and absolutely wonderful! YOU GO GIRL!!
Lots of love,


swankyrd January 12, 2010 at 5:11 am

Thanks so much! You are too sweet! I hope you enjoy reading!


Adrielle February 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I love your blog! If I can’t keep up with you like I should, at least I can keep up with your blog. This is great Kristen. I can’t wait to read more.


Lisa March 1, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Hey girl! I saw you on Vee’s blog and thought I’d come on over! RD huh? How great it must be to have all that knowledge!

PS–love Jillians quote. So true.


Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas May 23, 2010 at 1:51 am

Hello Kristen!

This is an amazing blog – so professional and a great resource. I’m getting very, very hungry looking at all the food pieces (so many great meal and snack ideas I need to try).

Your shower piece was great! My camera battery is on its last leg, so I haven’t been getting too many pics out of it, but even had I been able too, they wouldn’t have looked as lovely as yours.

A beautiful rest of the weekend to you and your sis!


Swanky Dietitian May 23, 2010 at 2:10 am

Thanks so much for stopping by! It was so great to see you again.


Erin at The Healthy Apron June 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I’m excited to follow you!


Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 22, 2010 at 6:56 am

Hi Kristen! I loveee that J. Child’s quote!


Natalie September 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm

That Jillian quote is right on!


Jess December 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I just came across your site, through another site and it looks awesome! I’m looking forward to reading your new and old posts!


Gray January 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm

What a nice blog. I wish you well. I was a public health nutritionist and epidemiologist for many years, and wish you an enjoyable career!

I love to cook also.

Thanks for the blog.



Swanky Dietitian January 4, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Thanks for stopping by!


Lauren January 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I’m excited to read more. I’m really interested in pediatric dietetics, what kind of work do you do with children?


Judy April 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm

What fun to see the cooking class on your blog. It was nice to meet you there — thanks for sharing your blog.


Swanky Dietitian April 2, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Tanya June 29, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Thank you for pointing out that even RDs can have food related struggles! Everyone assumes we are just so “perfect” when it comes to what we eat and our relationship with food, but I think most of us know that is not the case!



TheCookieBoss June 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Nice blog! I like cooking and yoga too!


Hayley @ Oat Couture July 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Hi Kristen, just found your blog via Lisa’s and wanted to say hi! :) Will be following along from now on!


Swanky Dietitian July 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I’m so glad you stopped by! :)


Meg @ pinkgiggles July 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I just found your blog and I’m so glad I did. LOVE IT!


Swanky Dietitian July 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Thanks so much! I’m so glad you stopped by! :)


Ellie@fitforthesoul September 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Heyy Kristen!! Very nice to meet you~you have a really cute blog btw :)


Swanky Dietitian September 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Thanks so much!
Glad you stopped by!


Joey November 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Hey girl, I just found your blog & am looking forward to following you! I love finding other local bloggers! :)


Swanky Dietitian November 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Hi Joey! So glad you found my blog!!
I agree! So nice to meet other Vegas bloggers!!


Corrie Anne November 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm

You are too cute! I love your little crown!


Stacey March 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Hi, I love your website. I am thinking about pursuing my degree to become a dietitian. What was your experience in doing this and now that it is your career?


Swanky Dietitian March 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Thanks Stacey! :)
So glad you stopped by! I had a great experience on the road to becoming a dietitian.
If you have questions, feel free to email me at swankydietitian@yahoo.com


Kat @ Balancing Kat April 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

So excited that I found your blog! I love that you’re a Vegas girl like me! I’m slowly working toward a degree in fitness and health, and I think it’s so cool that you’re and RD. I should have finished school when I lived at home with my folks! LOL


Claire Santos May 11, 2012 at 6:30 am

Awesome site, Kristen! Wow! Thanks for this. It’s also gonna serve you well in the masters program… terrific health communication.


Swanky Dietitian May 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Thanks so much Claire!
So glad you stopped by! :)


Stephanie June 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Hey Kristen! I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award!” Here’s the link: http://ontheroadtord.com/2012/06/18/one-lovely-blog/ Congrats! I just love your blog! :)


Swanky Dietitian June 19, 2012 at 12:21 am

YAY! Thanks so so much Stephanie! This made my day! :)


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