Our Dietitians

 
 

Erika Kaufman, RD, LD

 

Taking control of your diet and health does NOT require giving up everything that you like. Bite size changes can still bring successful transformation. Take action today and let me guide you to lasting results!
There is no instant miracle formula for good nutrition. As a ballet dancer growing up, I witnessed first-hand the challenges of rigorous workouts and the detriment of poor nutrition on competitive dancers. Armed by their struggle with bulimia and anorexia, I took my passion for healthcare and pursued a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. Following graduation, I completed a registered dietitian certification in addition to a certificate in adult weight management. My focus now includes weight loss and management, disease management, diabetes education, optimal pregnancy nutrition, gestational diabetes, pediatric nutrition (obesity and diabetes), sports nutrition, eating disorders and specialty diets as well as general wellness and healthy eating. With in depth experience in in-patient, out-patient and long term care, I am very excited to be part of the exceptional fitness team at The Houstonian and look forward to helping you design and accomplish your individual health goals.

 
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Denise Hernandez, MS, RD, LD

Denise Hernandez is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian specializing in health and wellness.  Denise received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological and Physical Sciences from the University of Houston Downtown and completed her Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.

Proper nutrition is vital for sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Fueling your body with the right foods will enhance your ability to live longer, stay active and feel great every day!

Helping her clients achieve their desired results is the reason why Denise pursued a career in nutrition.  She has experience working with children and adults and enjoys finding creative ways to coach her clients through their nutritional goals.  Denise provides nutrition counseling, diet analysis, meal planning and food shopping education.

Denise formally worked as the Corporate Dietitian for My Fit Foods and served as the company’s nutrition and wellness expert.  She has published articles, educational material and presents lectures on various topics of health and wellness.  She is currently acquiring the Certified Specialist certification in Sports Dietetics and is an active member of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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