Alyssa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), a corporate wellness dietitian, and board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Adult Weight Management.

Alyssa graduated Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, a thesis entitled “The Relationship between Young Women’s Self-Perceived Body Esteems and Calculated Body Compositions” for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, and was named Outstanding Dietetics Student for a Didactic Program for the state of Mississippi. She completed her dietetic internship at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas before going on to complete a Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi and being named Outstanding Young Dietitian of the Year for the Alabama Dietetic Association.

She is passionate about helping others enjoy food through a non-diet approach.

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Alyssa began college with a business pursuit before finding her natural passion in nutrition. She has served as the corporate wellness RDN for two major manufacturing corporations and as a clinical and bariatric dietitian. Through her media communication rotation as an intern, she found a passion for promoting and encouraging healthy living. Working in Mississippi, the longtime ranked unhealthiest state in the U.S., she has invested herself into inspiring her beloved community to find ways to adopt and enjoy healthier lifestyles.

professional biography for alyssa wearing shirt that says "all i need is love and lattes"Alyssa enjoys a laid-back lifestyle that includes her growing family,  coffee sipping, learning photography, awkward dancing, cooking, traveling, farmer’s markets, dark chocolate, squeezing in DIY projects, and sometimes running. She has completed the Disney Princess half marathon and Disney World full marathon, and now spends most of her time chasing a busy toddler and her hyper husband dogs. No matter what you eat, what you enjoy, or what you weigh, she believes you should be celebrated just as you are. She is passionate about helping others experience the joy of eating without dieting or judgement and that every day is made better with coffee and chocolate.

If you’re interested in working with me professionally, contact me at alyssa(at)inpursuitoffruit(dot)com.