Modest Moderate Fare

Meet the RD

I'm Aly, a 27-year-old Registered Dietitian Nutritionist passionate about helping people nourish their bodies in ways that serve them both now (i.e. the occasional pint of Ben & Jerry's) and in the future (i.e. bring on the fruit & veg). 

Although I am currently enthused about all things nutrition, I wasn't always. With my bachelors in history, I intended to go into teaching secondary education. Science, in all of its forms, was a subject I 100% detested. My interest was peaked, however, in a Nutrition 101 course I took for an "easy A." I began going to farmers markets, looking at those nifty labels on the back of packages, and becoming more active. I gobbled up popular nutrition magazine articles and cookbooks and started cooking more at home (i.e. in my dorm). I was hooked!

After I finished my bachelors in 2012, I moved to Chicago to work for an Americorps program for a year in Chicago Public Schools. During that time, my interest in nutrition continued to grow and shortly after that, I made the tough decision to pursue the subject I was becoming more and more passionate about - nutrition. 

Fast-forward to December 2017, when I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Masters of Science in Nutrition. The following January, I passed the exam to become an official Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!

I am so happy you are here! For more information on my approach to nutrition (and this blog), please visit the "About" page HERE

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