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Meet the Dietitian

My name is Jessica Hinkley and I have been a dietitian since 2018. I am located in Denver, Colorado where I have lived for the past 10 years. I enjoy weightlifting, yoga, board games, reading, tending to my houseplants, and spending time with my pets- I have a red heeler named Hobie and an orange cat named Leonardo.  ​ I finally decided to become a dietitian after I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in my early 20s but I have long been interested in all things food-related. I am passionate about helping others overcome barriers to living their most energized, active, and fulfilling lives. You can expect a session with me to include a great deal of motivational interviewing and coaching. I most often use an intuitive eating approach with clients and will sprinkle in the use of other tools and modalities as appropriate. 

Education & Experience

I have 5 years of experience as a dietitian. I have worked in the inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with patients in a variety of clinics, including Neurology where I work with patients who have ALS, Huntington's disease, and epilepsy. I spent a year providing nutrition education and counseling in an Integrative Medicine clinic where I counseled patients on diabetes, heart disease, weight management, gastrointestinal issues, thyroid disease, chronic pain, autoimmune disease, and a variety of other conditions.  ​ In addition to being a dietitian, I am an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and a Lifestyle Coach for the CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program. I have enjoyed volunteering for a local nonprofit called Cooking Matters where I provided grocery store tours and taught families how to cook healthy meals on a budget.  ​ Before studying nutrition, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and art history. Even as a humanities student, I was finding ways to integrate food and nutrition into my studies. As an intern at my college's art gallery, I assisted with an exhibition featuring works depicting food throughout history. When I was a senior, I presented at a conference where I discussed a beloved artist who depicts herself eating food in her bed and the bath. I also once created an art installation that involved many late-night hours of creating homemade gummy worms. I still love gummy candy to this day.

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