Meet the Dietitian
Alyssa uses evidence-based research and an individualized approach to help students make informed decisions about daily health and well-being. She can help:
- manage food allergies and intolerances
- work through digestive issues
- establish weight management
- assist with sports performance
- educate about intuitive eating, cooking, and meal planning
Alyssa Koopman is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics from Grand Valley State University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Food and Bachelor of Arts in Dance from West Virginia University.
What’s the difference between a Registered Dietitian & a 'Nutritionist'?
Registered Dietitians or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist's (RD or RDN) are awarded credentials after earning at least a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from an accredited University and completing 1,200 hours of supervised practice under experienced Dietitians in multiple areas of the dietetics field. Finally, and RD or RDN must pass a rigorous National Examination. Whereas, anyone with any sort of nutrition experience or interest can call themselves a ‘Nutritionist.’
Learn more about the qualifications RDN's hold here.