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Welcome Danielle Kravits, MS, RD, LD!

Hi, there!

Thank you for welcoming me; I am happy you are here! Our owner, Jill, has graciously allowed me to introduce myself and my story, and I hope you find a piece that resonates with you.

My name is Danielle Kravits, and I am a registered dietitian. I currently live twenty minutes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Penguins!) where I am working virtually. While I am far in distance from my colleagues in Texas at Jill’s private practice, Texas is not unfamiliar for me…

But let me start from the beginning…

While I was obtaining my Bachelor’s in exercise science at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, I played on the women’s soccer team which was at the Division II level. It was an exciting time because I was surrounded by my teammates day in and day out. We would have breakfast together after lifting sessions in the morning, then have lunch together between classes, and finally have dinner after afternoon practice. As you probably know, not many Division II universities have the resources to fund a dietitian, or specifically a sports dietitian. Therefore, our understanding of how to fuel came from each other and other girls on other sports teams. We learned from those doing basic Google searches of nutrition. As you can guess, my eating habits became disordered and my perception of my body became worse. I began to believe that to get minutes on the field, you had to be thinner. Thinner = faster.

Fast forward, I got accepted to Texas A&M for my Master’s in Kinesiology and began to work for Performance Nutrition, which is the nutrition department for athletes at A&M. I was given the opportunity to provide nutrition services (team talks, order food, stock, create educational handouts, etc) under the supervision of a sports dietitian to the men’s and women’s tennis teams. I saw the vast difference between the resources of a Division I university and a Division II university. I began to believe that with proper nutrition support and education, athletes can thrive without restricting calories. I began to believe that thinner DOES NOT equal faster.

Funnily enough, I was on the track to get my doctorate in Exercise Physiology at A&M, but because of my experience with Performance Nutrition, I decided to pursue nutrition after my Master’s. I stayed in Aggieland (best place in the world!) to earn my degree in dietetics, while also getting dietetic mentorship in eating disorders to understand it more. Additionally, during my dietetic internship at the University of Oklahoma, I was able to acquire more experience in my two areas of interest in nutrition. My experiences included but were not limited to:

  • University of Oklahoma’s nutrition department, specifically working with their football team

  • Laureate Eating Disorder Facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Two private practices specializing in disordered eating, intuitive eating, and HAES

  • Private practice specializing in sports nutrition and disordered eating with a Board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD)

With these experiences, my true desire is to help athletes of all ages to overcome disordered eating so they can experience the freedom I did after college. Another desire is to help people find freedom from compulsive exercising and enjoy mindful movement. Today, I can truly enjoy my mom’s home cooked Italian food without guilt or shame and that is a win for me. Food is the ability to bond with my mom and experience her culture. Also, Pittsburgh has such vast food options and now, I love to try new places to eat here! If you stop here and want any recommendations, let me know! I want everyone to experience freedom and to enjoy movement without having to worry about their body image. I want to teach my clients to not compare themselves and to not mimic plates around them. Your body is your own!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time in nature by walking my dog, Mia, who is a cockapoo, going to the gym, finding ‘hole-in-the-wall’ coffee shops, listening to podcasts, and visiting my friends from all places of the US. I love getting to know people and learning their story. I would love to hear yours! As your dietitian, you can expect an empathetic listener. Fun fact: I am an enneagram 2 wing 3! What are you? Above all, my passions are Christian founded and if, as a client, you wish to include a Christian faith-based approach in your sessions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for reading!

Warmest regards,

Danielle Kravits, MS, RD, LD


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