FEATURED MEMBER – October 2016

Tina Bauermeister MS, RD, LD

A few facts about myself :

  • My husband and I have two amazing boys: one in high school and one in college.
  • I went to Arizona State University but now I live in IOWA!!!! 
  • I teach fitness classes at our local YMCA, and also enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities: paddle-boarding, biking, running, hiking. 


How did you become interested in dietetics?
I became interested in dietetics because I took an elective in college; it was a nutrition class, and I really enjoyed it.

What do you enjoy most about being a dietitian?
What I like most about being a dietitian is helping to prevent disease, that is my favorite thing. I teach the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and it’s been great for the patients and their families.

Do you have any advice for others who want to be successful in the dietetics field?
I think there are so many opportunities in dietetics, you can do just about anything with this degree. 

What do you enjoy most about your career?
What I enjoy most about my career is the flexibility; I actually have a very flexible job that allows me to do a lot of different things in the community and at the hospital. 



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