About Alameda Nutrition Alameda Nutrition is a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area that offers nutrition counseling and health coaching. Our office is committed to providing individualized, relevant nutrition education and coaching to empower you to achieve your health goals. Founded in 2009, Alameda Nutrition works with individuals, families, businesses and community organizations to improve health outcomes.
What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who provides evidence-based and up-to-date nutrition information and helps make the science personal. Dietitians must first complete the strict academic requirements to become an RDN, and then must maintain accreditation by meeting continuing education requirements. All RDNs may call themselves dietitians, registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN), or even nutritionists, but not all nutritionists can call themselves dietitians!
Ruth Schrager, MPH, RDN Ruth is a leading registered dietitian nutritionist and health coach who empowers individuals and groups to reach their health and nutrition goals. Her practice emphasizes food as medicine, and she uses proven nutrition strategies with a common sense approach to optimize wellness and prevent disease.
Ruth earned both her Masters in Public Health (MPH) and her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential from UC Berkeley. She founded Alameda Nutrition in 2009 and is honored to work with private clients as well as Alameda Head Start. In the past, Ruth has been a lecturer at UC Berkeley, has taught diabetes and wellness classes at local hospitals, has been a past president of the Bay Area Dietetic Association and has served on advisory committees to both the UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University dietetic internship program.
When not immersed in the world of nutrition, you can find her running or hiking around the bay area, digging in her garden, drinking ginger tea, or kicking a soccer ball with her kids.
Gina Stevens Gina is currently studying at University of California, Davis to earn her Bachelor's and Masters degrees in Clinical Nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She assists Ruth with scheduling clients, sorting and contacting patients from incoming referrals, creating educational handouts, and maintaining close client relationships through Ruth's social networks. You'll likely hear from her when it's time to reschedule an appointment or Ruth needs a photo of your insurance card. When not handling the details for Ruth, Gina spends her time as Lead Director for a nonprofit that implements nutrition education into local elementary schools. In addition, she's a intern at a lab on campus that's involved in a research project about fortified food consumption.
It's easy to find her brainstorming new recipes, exploring California's national parks, and studying for midterms at the nearby campus coffee house.