Brandi Givens has been a registered dietitian since 2010.
But what does "dietitious" mean?
That's Not a word!
Well, sure it is! My father invented the word dietitious while introducing me to his friend in early 2014.
“This is my daughter, Brandi,” he’d said, beaming with that genuine pride only dads can radiate. “She’s an… uh…a…DIETITIOUS!”
I had laughed at the time, only mildly surprised by his forgetfulness. Most people don’t know what a registered dietitian is. Besides, as a military spouse living 2000 miles away from home, I knew it was hard to keep up with my life. I smiled and teased a response. “You’re right, Dad. I am a bit dietitious.”
What none of us knew then is that he already had cancer in his brain. We lost him on May 21, 2016.
So I dedicate this website to my Dad. He was my greatest fan, and the perfect father for me. I will do my best to remain dietitious and keep making him proud.
It’s About Family
I am a mother, wife, registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN), internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), health and wellness coach, and writer.
I worked for the WIC program from 2010-2018, teaching new moms how to healthfully feed themselves and their little ones.
As a proud Navy spouse, I supported her husband’s career for 24 years (retired in 2016), raising two children while facing the challenges of the military family. We lived all over the United States, experiencing the diverse subcultures within our beautiful country.
My family faced a painful life challenge when I became the primary caregiver for my adored father, who passed from cancer in May of 2016. While I was grateful for the gift of time I had with him, the cancer was in his brain, making his decline all the more heart-wrenching.
With that experience came a real change in priority, and I began a writing career to remain flexible for family and fun. I now enjoy playing way too much pickleball, and traveling with my family.
I’m grateful for my family and I credit mother for teaching me to make nutrition a priority. Thanks, Mom.