Kristen Nickels, MS, RDN, LD

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Kristen Nickels is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Springfield, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where she was a student-athlete. She then completed a Master of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. At Bastyr, Kristen was a student clinician at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, where she was able to coordinate care of patients with students and physicians of naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine, and clinical health psychology. Additionally, she electively took courses in Herbal Medicine Making, Therapeutic Cooking, and Intuitive Eating. Bastyr’s focus on whole foods, combined with its integrative approach to health, affirmed Kristen’s wholehearted belief that body, mind, and spirit are intricately entwined and that a holistic approach is required for healing.


Kristen has experience working as a dietitian in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. She established her private practice to specialize in eating disorders and mental health, as well as integrative and functional medicine. She believes in Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size®, and strives to help others improve their health by using a weight-inclusive, non-harming, individualized approach to nutrition. She is currently pursuing certification as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and additionally teaches yoga at a local spa.


  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist - Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Licensed Dietitian - Missouri Division of Professional Registration

  • RYT® 200 - Yoga Alliance


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