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Meet the dietitian

Lindsay Ducharme RD, CSR, LDN

About Me

My career as a dietitian began in 2009. Throughout the years, I've experienced many different clinical settings including inpatient eating disorders, acute care, acute rehabilitation, long-term care and food service. In 2014, I began working at a dialysis center where my interested in kidney nutrition blossomed. In 2021, I decided to take the leap and start my own private practice. 

My free time is spent with my husband and two energetic young boys. I love being active - whether it's running, yoga or strength training. I also enjoy spending time in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes and testing out kidney friendly products!

My Philosophy 

  • I believe that food should be enjoyed, even if you have a chronic disease.

  • I believe nutrition can be flexible. 

  • I believe diet is not one-size-fits-all, even for CKD!

  • I DO NOT believe in body shaming and food shaming.

  • I DO NOT believe in quick fixes.

  • I DO NOT believe in good vs. bad foods. 

My overall goal is to provide my clients with the most up-to-date nutrition advice backed by science. I strive to help my clients implement simple and effective diet changes that fits into their lifestyle. 

 

Education/professional background:

  • 2008 - graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in dietetics 

  • 2009 - completed my dietetic internship through Simmon's College in Boston, MA

  • 2009 - passed my board exam and became a registered dietitian

  • 2021 - became a board certified specialist in renal nutrition

Professional Memberships:

  • National Kidney Foundation

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) - member of the renal nutrition and nutrition entrepreneurs practice groups