Let Your Diet Feed Your Health
Hippocrates said “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. That is what we are here to help you do. Food is so important for our daily life! What we eat has a direct impact on our current and future health. At Nutrition Specialists our registered dietitian nutritionists customize your counseling session to meet your needs. We help you connect food to health with evidenced-based advice and guidance. Our goal is to give you the information you need to use food to maintain and improve your health. We like to eat and want you to enjoy your food as much as we do while protecting your current and future heath.
Karen is a registered dietitian nutritionist with over 34 years of experience in the areas of health improvement, disease prevention and medical nutrition therapy. As a nutrition therapist, she provides individual counseling to guide patients to improve their health and wellbeing. Using motivational counseling and a practical approach, she helps patients identify nutrition goals and how to achieve them. She started Nutrition Specialist in 2008 to fill the need for access to nutrition counseling by licensed medical professionals in a comfortable outpatient setting.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 1983-Present
Licensed Dietitian, Oklahoma, 1984-Present
Master of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Oklahoma State University, 1982
Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Oklahoma State University, 1980
Nutrition Specialists, P.C.: President and Owner; Nutrition Therapist, 2008-present
Cameron University, Lawton: Adjunct Faculty, 2014-present
Redlands Community College, El Reno, OK: Adjunct Faculty, 2011-present
Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City, Adjunct Faculty, 2011-2015.
Stephenson Cancer Institute: Consultant and Nutrition Therapist, 2007-2009
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Chairman, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, College of Allied Health, 2003-2008
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Professor, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, College of Allied Health, 1995-2008
Consultant in Long Term Care Facilities, 1993-2000
Consultant in Child and Adolescent Treatment Facilities, 2006-2008
Bethany Health Center: Director, Food and Nutrition Services, 1983-1994
Founder and owner of Nutrition Specialist, PC, 2008 to present
Distinguished Dietitian if the Year, Oklahoma District Dietetic Association, 2010
President, Oklahoma Dietetic Association, 2005
Outstanding Dietetics Educator, American Dietetic Association, 2004
Author of three textbook chapters and several peer-reviewed journal articles with a focus on nutritional needs across the life span.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 2002-Present
Licensed Dietitian, Oklahoma, 2013-Present
Dietetic Internship, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002
Bachelor of Science, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, 2001
Nutrition Specialists, P.C.: Nutrition Therapist, 2018-present
Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Reimbursement Representative, 2013-present
American Association of Diabetes Educator, Oklahoma City LNG Chair, 2017-present
Private Practice Dietitian, Banister Nutrition, LLC, Oklahoma City: 2014 – 2018
Owner, Van Camp Consulting, Orlando, Florida: 2006 – 2014 Consultant Dietitian, Nephrology Associate, Orlando Florida: 2009-2014 Outreach and Wellness Dietitian, University of Central Florida: 2005 – 2010 Athletic Department Dietitian, University of Central Florida: 2007 – 2010 Renal Dietitian, Dialysis Services of Central Florida: 2006 – 2009 Clinical Nutrition Manager and Acute Clinical Dietitian, Orlando Health- Lucerne Hospital 2002 – 2006
Emerging Leader Dietitian of the Year, Florida Dietetic Association, 2010
President, Orlando Dietetic Association, 2005-2006 Speaker at several State and National conferences