MS RD LDN
MS RD LDN
Hi! I'm Jen Belanger. You can probably guess that my life revolves around food! I love cooking it, eating it, talking about it, and teaching others about it! Nutrition is so much more than just what we eat to fuel our bodies. It's baking cookies with grandma in her kitchen, biting into a fresh picked peach on a hot August day, and gathering with our families around the table on Thanksgiving. My approach to food and nutrition is simple and realistic. I want to help you, your children, and your family love and appreciate food and all it has to offer us!
I attended Framingham State University for my undergraduate work, completing their Coordinated Program in Dietetics in 2013. I passed the RD exam just after graduation, a highly regulated board exam that you must pass in order to use RD after your name! I went back in 2017 to obtain my Master's Degree in Nutrition from UMASS Amherst. My work experience is vast, ranging from hospital, subacute, and long-term care dietetics, to family and pediatric nutrition counseling. I love the fast paced and ever-changing thrill of the field!
Staying active in the community and giving back is so important to me! I live in Belchertown with my husband, baby daughter, and fiesty Doberman. I've hosted some free nutrition classes at the Belchertown Senior Center and Clapp Memorial Library. I regularly appear on WWLP's hit lifestyle show Mass Appeal showcasing recipes and healthy eating tips. Make sure you check out the Videos tab to see what I'm all about! In my free time I love traveling, hiking, dancing, and reading.
Jen's areas of interest are pediatric and adolescent nutrition, including disordered eating and eating disorders, sports nutrition, picky eating and extreme picky eating, and nutrition for optimal growth and development. Jen sees clients both in the office and virtually.
My name is Marla Phelps and I have been a Registered Dietitian for three years. I graduated with my Bachelor's of Nutritional Cciences at the University of Connecticut and then went to the University of Massachusetts for my dietetic internship. Aside from beginning my career with Jen Belanger Nutrition LLC, I work at an acute rehabilitation hospital helping people get healthier and stronger by learning more about how food can help with healing in certain diseases. I spend my free time with my horse, dogs and loved ones, going camping, and enjoying the outdoors. My favorite food would have to be berries—I have a sweet tooth and love knowing I can get so many vitamins and antioxidants from these small treasures. I am excited to help more people learn about the benefits of food and nutrition for their overall health and well-being.
Marla sees most of our adult clients both in office and virtually, focusing on weight management, healthful eating, and medical nutrition therapy.
My name is Izzy Wilson and I am a senior at Wilbraham and Monson Academy graduating in 2022. I have been interested in dietetics since I got diagnosed with Celiac’s disease in elementary school. I struggled a lot after I got diagnosed because I didn’t understand why I couldn’t eat any of the foods that I loved. I want to help children that are going through health and diet changes because I can relate to how they feel. In the future I hope to become a registered dietitian specializing in pediatric and prenatal care.