Meet Our New HGG RDN, Jeni Hollifield!
We are so thrilled to have Jeni working with us at Healthy Grocery Girl. Jeni emailed me over 4 years ago asking if she could help out / intern at Healthy Grocery Girl. At the time I was taking interns and also mentoring gals in their journey to booming RDs. Right away Jeni impressed me with her positive attitude, willingness to learn new skills and help with projects and her follow through and dependability. After a short amount of time as an intern, we hired Jeni to work for us part-time so that she could really be part of the team and more involved. Over the years through school and her internship, Jeni has helped with social and the HGG Membership and been such a blessing. Once she completed school and passed her RDN exam, she was ready to fully dive into HGG and we are so grateful and thrilled to have her join the team. As many of your know HGG consists of just Me, my husband and business partner Aaron and Jeni. We’re a small 3 person team, but HGG would not be where it is with the amazing work these team members contribute who are both family and just like family to me!
Today we’re taking time to formally introduce you to Jeni and have her share more about herself! You’ll be seeing a lot more of Jeni around HGG now and we want you get to know our new Healthy Grocery Girl Registered Dietitian!
Jeni, Hi! Tell Us a Little About Yourself!
I grew up in Springfield, Missouri, but attended the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) where I played Club Soccer, lived in a house with 10 of my best friends and received my degree in Exercise Science. My plan was to become a Physical Therapist (PT) and travel around the world working. I moved to Dallas after graduating in 2013 and worked in a clinic as a PT Technician. Throughout this job and applying for PT school, I realized my passions were changing to nutrition and wellness because of my own health journey. After many closed doors, I decided to go back to school and become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist! After moving to Colorado Springs, I received my second bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Kansas State University online. I did my dietetic internship through Utah State University and recently passed my RDN exam!
My husband and I love living in Colorado with our kitty, Marty and dog, Murphy. We enjoy hiking in the mountains, seeing movies and are always around high school students because of my husband’s job as a Youth Pastor. We also are so excited to be pregnant with our first baby boy, who is due in late October!
I’m a die hard Boston sports fan, coffee shop connoisseur and lover of all things 90’s, mainly NSYNC!
You just passed your RDN exam, yay! What was the process like becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
It was a long, but completely rewarding process! I wrote an entire blog post on this topic, so check that out here!