Hi Everyone! My name is Alex. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Lactation Consultant! My passion in life is helping mamas and their babies live happy, healthy lives through good nutrition!
Alex grew up in Knoxville, TN in a culinary oriented family. She took her passion for nutrition and completed her Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, at the University of Tennessee with a concentration in Dietetics in 2020. Alex also completed her certification in Plant Based Nutrition through Cornell.
After completion of her Bachelor's Degree, Alex went on to complete her 1 year, supervised practice, Dietetic Internship through Tri-County Health Department in Denver, Colorado where she focused her time with the Women, Infants, and Children population. Currently, Alex is completing her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education through the University of Tennessee.
Currently, Alex works as a Maternal and Child Health Trainee through the University of Tennessee where she aids in the various mama and baby nutrition/public health focused programs across East Tennessee. She also counsels clients through Alex Gardner Nutrition in reaching their nutrition goals. Alex has a passion and dedication to help mamas by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to incorporate good nutrition in their lives.
I strive to make healthcare accessible to all women. In our healthcare system today, it can take weeks to be seen by a provider. My clients get fast access to me so their questions answered in a timely manner. No more waiting weeks for an appointment!
My Core Values
Nourishment should be at the center of your pregnancy, and you should have someone in your corner who understands the importance of it. My goal is to make sure all women learn how to properly nourish their body and their baby's body so they can set their little one up for the best start in life.
I use science to make decisions about all my clients' care plans. There are too many "influencers" out there that recommend certain products or actions based on misinformation. Mamas who work with me know that all of my recommendations are backed by science for the best care for you and your baby.