I graduated from Auburn University in 2010 with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, completed my dietetic internship at Oakwood University in 2011, and immediately took the RD exam. Starting out I worked several small jobs—writing nutrition blogs, contract work at Florida Hospital, consultant at downtown YMCA, and began seeing clients with eating disorders through Joyful Nutrition.
In my first full-time RD job, I served as the dietitian for Teen Xpress, Arnold Palmer’s Children Hospital’s medical mobile unit for underserved teens. I worked there for a year and transitioned to Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting, and it’s pretty much a dream job and I love every second of it!
I’m a sports nutritionist to the Orlando Magic and University of Central Florida Athletics and co-author of the Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies, Wiley 2014.