Allison Tepper, MS, RD, LDN
Allison enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the DC area with her husband Frank. She loves the outdoors, baking and traveling and in her spare time volunteers with animal shelters.
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Allison has 7 years of education in the nutrition and health field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Syracuse University and completed her dietetic internship at the Pennsylvania State University. Allison also holds a Masters degree in Health Promotion Management with a concentration in Health Communication from American University in Washington, DC. She completed her 200 Yoga Teacher Training at Easy Day Yoga in Ashburn, Virgina.
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. She currently practices in Washington, DC and Leesburg, VA and also serves as a faculty member at American University in the Department of Health Studies.
Allison is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through an overall lifestyle approach that is unique to each individual. Her belief in mindful eating and 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 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.
Allison's professionalism and expertise has been featured and quoted in many well-known and applauded local organizations such as The Washingtonian, Good Morning Washington and Fox News DC.
Nutrition to boost energy, positivity and overall well-being // Good Morning Washington
The Downside of Trendy Diets // Good Morning Washington
Gluten, dairy and energy drinks: Busting Nutrition Myths // Good Morning Washington
Freezing food 101: Recommended storage time of your favorite foods // Good Morning Washington
Eating Healthy in the Workplace // Good Morning Washington
Volumetrics: Eat more, Weigh Less, Feel Satisfied Longer // Good Morning Washington
Chocolate, juicing and superfoods: Nutrition Myths Debunked // Good Morning Washington
Honey, Coconut Oil, Protein Shakes: Busting 6 Nutrition Myths // Good Morning Washington
Protein 101: how much we should eat and what to avoid // Good Morning Washington
Portion Distortion // Good Morning Washington
Diet + Depression // MyFoxDC News
The Healthiest + Worst Dishes at Nandos Peri Peri // Washingtonian
The Best + Worst Dishes to Eat at Roti's Mediterranean Grill // Washingtonian
7 On-the-go Breakfasts Nutritionists Love // Washingtonian
6 Delicious Lunch Bowls these DC Nutritionists Swear By // Washingtonian
The Healthiest + Worst Bowls at Shophouse // Washingtonian
The Healthiest + Worst Pitas + Bowls at Cava Mezze Grill // Washingtonian
Your DC Job is Making You Fat: Here's How to Stop It // Washingtonian
Should Grocers Offer Dietitians' Services to Shoppers? // SmartBrief Publications