Kacie M. Cook, RD, CDN

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Kacie M. Cook is a Registered and Certified Dietitian.  She has her certificate of training in both Adult Weight Management, and Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT).

 

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise with a concentration in Dietetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and is a graduate of the Syracuse University Dietetic Internship program.

 

Kacie has experience working as an inpatient Dietitian at F.F. Thompson Hospital.  During her time at F.F. Thompson she worked on different floors in the hospital, outpatient cardiac rehab, outpatient nutrition therapy center, and the rehab floor of the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center.   Her next journey as a Dietitian was working as a community nutrition Dietitian on a New York state grant funded program for childhood obesity prevention, Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings.  She enjoyed her time doing nutrition education and cooking demonstrations with 3-4 year old children, their parents, and child care workers.

 

She spent the last 11 years working at the Center for Community Health & Prevention, URMC, with Dr. Geoffrey Williams, translating Self-Determination Theory (SDT) and its application in interventions for health-related motivation, such as lipids management, weight loss, and diabetes prevention.   During her time there she started as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist, advancing to the Clinical Nutrition Manager. 

While she was at the Center for Community Health & Prevention, URMC,  she did an intensive training in Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), facilitated by Jean Kristeller, P.h.D and Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT.  Mindful eating is about bringing an awareness to your senses while you eat, paying attention to mental and physical cues. Noticing the difference between your sense of hunger, your sense of fullness and your sense of satisfaction while eating. 

Kacie is passionate about supporting patients on their health journeys.  She feels it is important, to honor your health, respect your body, and practice making peace with food.  She’ll guide you in learning and practicing mindful eating techniques to help you manage food cravings, reduce overeating, and to nourish your mind and body.  If you need to integrate a therapeutic eating plan into your life, she will work with  you to find a balance that is right for you, without flavoring your food with anymore guilt.

When Kacie is not working, you can find her in Canandaigua with her husband, 2 daughters, cat, and dog. She enjoys spending time in nature, sometimes alone, and sometimes with the family.  During the summer she attends many concerts at CMAC.  She loves the energy that you can feel at a live music event! She and her family love to explore together, on family vacations, making mindful memories together.