Hilary - Director of Nutrition
Born and raised in Kansas, Hilary's interest in health and nutrition began at a young age, as she recalls giving presentations about the food groups when she was in elementary school. Hilary's interest didn't stop there- she went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Kansas State University, then completed the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian.
Hilary's career as a dietitian began in a hospital setting, where she realized how important it is to create and maintain healthy habits early in life, rather than trying to change them later due to illness. As a result, this experience cultivated her interest in pediatric nutrition. Hilary began focusing her work on families with infants and children under age five. This provided her extensive experience in breastfeeding, infant and toddler feeding, and childhood nutrition. She also gained important skills and first-hand knowledge of special dietary needs such as allergies/intolerance, tube feedings, and weight management.
Acknowledging the importance of finding a balance of all food types, while developing a healthy relationship with food and eating early in life are Hilary's guiding principles. Her past experiences have specialized her skill set to empower parents and caregivers with nutrition guidance for happy, healthy eaters.
Maintaining her credentials and licensure by focusing her continuing education on early childhood nutrition and eating is a priority for her. Hilary resides near Manhattan with her husband Andy and their two children. Creating child-friendly meals with her family is one of her favorite pastimes.