Jessica "Jessie" Lopez, RDN, LD
My name is Jessica, but I prefer Jessie. (She/ her pronouns)
I am a dietitian who has been practicing for over 4 years
in a variety of fields with nutrition.
I first fell in love with the science and beauty of nutrition when I competed
in a high school cooking competition. I didn’t know yet at the time what
a dietitian was, but I knew I loved the knowledge of nutrition. It took several
years working as a nurse assistant to discover the path of becoming a dietitian.
I have always wanted to dedicate my career to helping people, but none of my
majors (psychology and nursing) that I had selected felt right. When I discovered
dietetics and nutrition, I knew that this is what I want to do.
There is not one single person that has not been affected by diet culture. I was introduced to it at a very young age and I felt the pressure to be a certain size. I have always been fascinated by how food feeds our bodies, but I felt discouraged with the quick fixes that every diet culture message would say would work. In my journey of becoming a dietitian, I learned how to leave diet culture behind and shifted my focus to health and weight inclusion.
I have worked with a variety of populations and age groups. I helped families of all ages when I work as a WIC Coordinator. In a more clinical setting, I assisted patients with their nutrition in an inpatient and outpatient setting. I have assisted collegiate students and athletes with their nutrition and performance at the University of Central Missouri.
Now, I want to help you meet your goals and assist in with your health through the power of nutrition without the use of diet culture techniques.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Licensed Dietitian (LD)
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Commission On Dietetic Registration
Weight Management Certificate
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MOAND)
Nutrition Entrepreneurs (DPG)
Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN)