Amanda Downs, RD
Amanda is a Registered Dietitian with certificates of training in adult weight management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received a Master’s degree in Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. While at Case, She also completed her dietetic internship rotations at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Amanda has 15 years of experience in the field working as an inpatient dietitian, bariatric program dietitian, outpatient diabetes educator, a health coach in corporate wellness, and as an outpatient dietitian via telehealth. Amanda enjoys staying on top of nutrition research and sharing it with people in a way that makes sense. Amanda lives in NC with her husband and two young sons. They enjoy getting away to the beach or mountains of NC and spending time on the soccer fields, tennis courts, or riding bikes. Amanda can often be found with her nose in a good book too!
More about Amanda
What is one thing you would want patients to know about you?
I’m passionate about helping patients find a low-stress approach to food and nutrition that leaves them feeling empowered by their eating habits, not confused!
How do you go about making your treatment plans for FORM patients?
I prioritize learning about patients' values and vision for their optimal health. A good nutrition plan must be one that fits into each individual’s lifestyle and unique situation.
Why do you love working with FORM patients?
My favorite part about working with FORM patients is helping them gain confidence in their nutrition choices to support their overall health and wellness goals while looking beyond just the number on the scale. I love helping patients discover how their favorite foods can fit as a part of a balanced lifestyle. Connecting with patients from different backgrounds all over the country is a really fun part of telehealth that I truly enjoy!
- Adult weight management
- Pre and post bariatric surgery nutrition
- Motivational interviewing and coaching
- Undergraduate: Miami University, Oxford, OH
- Graduate School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
- Dietetic Internship: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
- Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management