Allison Tepper, MS, RD, LDN

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Personally...

Allison enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the DC area with her husband Frank. She loves baking, running, trying local restaurants and organizing trips. 
 

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Schooling

Allison Tepper is a Registered Dietitian in the DC Metro area licensed to practice in both Maryland and Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Syracuse University and completed her dietetic internship at the Pennsylvania State University, where she gained valuable experience in various areas of nutrition and health. Allison also holds a Masters degree in Health Promotion Management with a concentration in Health Communication from American University in Washington, DC.

Experience 

Allison has extensive counseling experience working with clients with needs ranging from weight loss, weight gain, nutrition therapy for disease states, emotional eating, food allergies, disordered eating and more. She began her career working at a Virginia-based counseling company and soon after she became the Dietitian for Georgetown University Dining Services. There she provided support and nutrition counseling to students, sports teams, faculty and staff with special dietary needs, food allergies or for those who wanted to improve or maintain their overall health. She currently serves as an Instructor for the Department of Health Studies at American University.

Philosophy 

Allison is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through an overall lifestyle approach that is unique to each individual. Her focus is not on weight loss, but creating healthy lifestyle changes through mindful eating, where the additional benefit is achieving a desirable weight. Her belief in a non-diet approach led her to obtain her certification in Intuitive Eating in 2013 to help clients create a healthy relationship with food. She believes in finding a healthy balance instead of eliminating food groups or depriving yourself of your favorite foods. She also believes that nutrition isn’t just about food, but your entire lifestyle as well. Taking care of yourself through exercise, body acceptance, adequate sleep and healthy eating are all components of living a healthy life and her goal is to help individuals and groups find what works best for their personal lifestyles and needs.