Theresa Shank, RD LDN, is a Philadelphia based registered dietitian with over 8 years of experience, specializing in nutrition and health communications. Theresa provides nutritional counseling to a wide range of individuals with varying needs such as weight loss, disease prevention and management, sports nutrition, women’s health, child/adolescent weight management and food allergies and intolerance. Theresa has received a certificate in training from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management and Adult Weight Management Level I and Level II. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Nutrition through Oklahoma State University’s Distance Learning Program. When Theresa is not spending time with her clients, she is an active food, nutrition and healthy living columnist for Philadelphia Media Network’s Personal Best Blog. Theresa began writing for Philly.com’s Personal Best Blog in 2014, starting with her own dining-out food series, where she critiqued popular bars and restaurants in the Philadelphia area based on their healthy menu selections. Theresa, while being a champion for healthy eating and exercise, believes that laughter, socializing, and a great glass of sauvignon blanc are never a bad thing. She is a proponent for finding the balance that works in favor of attaining clients healthy lifestyle goals while maintaining a feeling of normalcy and freedom from diet journals and calorie counting.