Keri believes food is a common language that everyone understands, but also realizes how difficult it is to understand the essential role of nutrition within one’s daily routine and health. Keri loves assisting people in merging the comfort that food brings them, with the strength that nutrition provides. Keri often describes herself as a coach for nutrition instruction – She just provides the information to help people be successful and achieve their nutritional and health related goals. She does whatever is necessary to deliver evidenced-based science of nutrition, in a way that anyone and everyone of all ages can easily understand.
Keri considers herself to be a lifelong learner. She truly believes there is always something new to be learned on a daily basis. It is through her love of learning, that she discovered her true passion of teaching and educating within the field of nutrition. Through her years of being a RDN, she has always truly enjoyed spending time with individuals, one-on-one, discussing food choices and customizing nutritional care plans.
Keri graduated from Kansas State University (KSU) with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and a B.S. in Exercise Sciences. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) with her M.S. in Exercise and Sports Nutrition, in addition to also completing her supervised practices hours to become a credentialed RDN. Over the last 15+ years, Keri has worked in many different environments as a RDN: acute care/hospital, long-term care facilities, out-patient diabetes self-management programs, and with various community nutrition and wellness initiatives. Along with her work at Lemond Nutrition, Keri also is a faculty member at TWU where she teaches several courses to future nutrition professionals and dietetic interns.
Even though, Keri and her husband still sometimes refer to Kansas as “home,” they made the DFW area their home since moving there in 1999. Since then, they have been continuously active in their community, professions, and just enjoying everyday life with their elementary school aged daughter and her activities.