Our dietitian, Vanessa Carter, is the cornerstone of our Primary Care Partners Nutrition Department. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University and completed her postgraduate work at the University of Northern Colorado. She is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and by the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education. As a Registered Dietitian, Vanessa specializes in nutrition education and counseling for adult and child weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, celiac disease, and eating disorders. She has a strong interest in child nutrition and obesity prevention.
Vanessa has been providing nutrition education and counseling for over 15 years. She is also a consultant for school nutrition programs improving the nutrition and food quality of school meals, increasing access to healthy, scratch-made meals, and ensuring meals and menus are in compliance with USDA regulations.
Vanessa grew up in Grand Junction and takes advantage of every opportunity to play outside. Her favorite outdoor activities are mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and paddleboarding.