Welcome to Dietitian Debbie Dishes!
I am Deborah (Debbie) Davis the blogger behind Dietitian Debbie Dishes. I am so happy you are here! However you found me, I hope you’ll pull up a chair, grab a mug of coffee, and stay with me awhile. As you may be able to tell from my posts, I love to eat! I started blogging as a way to keep in touch with my family back home in Pennsylvania when I took a dietitian job in Memphis, Tennessee and now in Chicago, Illinois. Over time, it also became a creative way to share new foods and recipes as well as some fun nutrition facts. I have learned a lot over the last 2 years of blogging and hope to keep learning as I go!
My journey to become a registered dietitian started in high school. I developed an interest in cooking and fell in love with trying to figure out how to cook healthier. Every month I would spend hours reading Cooking Light and trying my best to recreate dishes in the kitchen. I was also one of those geeks who liked science, so I decided dietetics would be perfect blend of those two interests. I was right! I completed my undergraduate degree in dietetics at Bluffton University in Ohio. After graduation, I was accepted into the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center dietetic internship. Although I wasn’t looking to pursue a Master’s, this one happened to be combined with a Master’s in nutrition program through Case Western Reserve University. So, I figured – why not? Post internship and grad school I applied to jobs all over the US. I was interested in staying with the Veterans Affairs health system, so I accepted a job offer in Memphis, Tennessee. Two years later, I made another big transition and moved to Chicago, Illinois with my boyfriend, Will. I was really lucky to be able to continue my career with the VA at the Hines VA Medical Center in Chicago, where I am now!
In this blog, I like to share my experiments with new recipes and my thoughts on books, nutrition, fitness, health, and more. My boyfriend, Will (also a dietitian) often experiments in the kitchen with me! Things get pretty interesting around here when trying to make one meal fit both vegetarian and low-carb diet restrictions!
Disclaimer: Although I am a Registered and licensed dietitian, the nutrition and diet information provided on my blog is not to be interpreted as medical nutrition therapy. If you are on any medications for chronic disease or other health issues, please consult your registered dietitian or other health care provider before making any significant diet changes or stop taking any prescribed medications.