RD, LDN – Ballantyne (Morrison YMCA)
Specialties: Weight Management| Pediatrics
Gina Gilchrist is a Registered Dietitian with a bachelors degree in Dietetics and has 24 years of experience in varied settings, including outpatient nutrition counseling, nutrition health coaching/private practice, research, and corporate health. She loves to wear many hats and utilizes her creativity in the nutritionist field as she has presented on various nutrition topics for colleagues, communities, and corporations. She enjoys writing and upheld a nutrition column in Silent Sports Magazine while residing in Chicago.
Gina’s passion is counseling pediatric and adolescent patients and their families, however, she also enjoys and has experience working with adults and seniors. She is very positive and believes in a mindful, individualized approach to empower her patients and families towards healthy lifestyle changes that are not only achievable but sustainable. Her non-fad diet philosophy where “all foods fit”, with a focus on whole foods and a healthy plate model, is used to simplify nutrition goals as a registered dietitian for the clients she serves.
Outside of work, Gina is a dedicated mom of 3 who enjoys gardening, playing tennis with her husband, and traveling. She has been known to rarely cook the same meal twice and loves to experiment with new recipes! Along with this, she has completed the Commission of Dietetic Registration Certificate of Training Course in Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management.