Name:_Jessica Monroe_____________________Business:_Fresh Nutrition and Wellness_
1. What service or product do you provide?
I am a registered dietitian providing one-on-one or small group nutrition counseling for various topics including: weight loss, weight maintenance, GI disorders, diabetes, heart health, food allergies/intolerances, vegetarian/vegan nutrition, polycystic ovarian syndrome, general nutrition & wellness, and healthy eating & recipes. I give people the tools they need to succeed at achieving their nutrition goals by starting wherever they feel ready. From there, we build on progress focusing on the body as a whole. I also provide diet analysis, meal plans, grocery store tours, pantry clean-outs, and healthy cooking lessons!
2. What made you decide to do this?
I knew I wanted to spend my career helping others and fell in love with nutrition as an undergrad at the University of New Hampshire. I stayed there to complete my masters degree and ultimately attended the University of Rhode Island to earn my doctorate and complete the dietetic internship – I just couldn’t get enough! I decided to go into private practice because that provided the best opportunity to help people through their entire nutrition and wellness journey.
3. Five words that best describe yourself or your service.
Approachable, Client-focused, Trustworthy, Compassionate, and Knowledgeable
4. What you love most about this area?
I love the Seacoast. I grew up in Exeter, went to UNH, and knew I wanted to live and work here so I started my practice in Portsmouth! Living in the Seacoast is ideal because we are close to the beaches, the mountains, and the city. The community here is also very welcoming and supportive!
5. If you could do anything for a career or make a living at, what would it be?
This may sound cliché but I love what I do! I love sharing my knowledge and helping my clients succeed. I love when they start to feel better, gain energy, reduce their stress levels, improve their sleep quality, gain self-confidence, and reach their goals! All through the power of nutrition and wellness!