Jen Messer MS, RDN

jen and daughters


Registered Dietitian
Licensed dietitian
certified Lactation Counselor

I believe our pain becomes our purpose. I am inspired by my own personal struggles.

I was just entering high school when my father met an untimely death of a heart attack at the age of thirty-nine. 
 
  • Why did this happen?
  • Could this have been prevented?
  • Thanks to genetics would I meet a similar fate?
Through my extensive training and education I have come to understand the significant role that nutrition, lifestyle and complex social determinants play in the risk of cardiovascular disease.
 

I remember the day I saw a picture of myself and knew that I was headed down the same path as my father. I was overweight, tired, and not healthy. Motherhood fostered my desire to live a healthy lifestyle. I wanted to do everything to raise a healthy family, beginning with breastfeeding. 

Determined to be a role model for my daughters, I shed more than sixty-five pounds and markedly improved my health. I became aware of the direct impact my own wellbeing had on the health of my family.

My dietary changes soon influenced my husband’s health and he normalized his blood pressure. I could feel the difference that good nutrition and physical activity made to my health and quality of life. I’ve maintained my weight loss for over 20 years. Now, I am compelled to help other families avoid the devastating effects of losing a loved one prematurely and help people live full and active lives.

My vision is to inspire and support others to reach their goals of optimal health by sharing the evidence-based benefits of healthful eating and being physically active. You CAN do this!
 
I live in New Hampshire with my husband and daughters, a couple of horses and our two golden retrievers. When I’m not working with clients you can find me lifting weights in my garage gym, hiking with my family in The White Mountains, running with our dogs down dirt roads, or cleaning up our horse paddocks!
 
Got any questions? Need some motivation or inspiration? Reach out I’d be happy to help put my lifetime of experience to work for you. I’ve learned so much along the way!

Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

    • Registered Dietitian (RDN) – The Commission on Dietetic Registration
    • Licensed Dietitian (LD) – New Hampshire
    • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) – Massachusetts
    • Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) – The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice
    • Certificate of Training in Obesity for Pediatrics and Adults – The Commission on Dietetic Registration
    • eCornell Plant Based Nutrition Certificate
    • Menopause Training for Non-Physician Health Practitioners -Gennve

education background

    • MS Exercise Science: Strength and Conditioning, Merrimack College (2020)
    • BS Public Health: Nutrition/Dietetics, Keene State College, NH (2019)
    • Dietetic Internship, Wellness Workdays (2020)

    • BS Psychology: Mental Health, Plymouth State University, NH (1995)

Professional Affiliations

    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group
    • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
    • Cardiovascular Health, and Well-being Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
    • Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
    • Sports and Human Performance Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
    • Member New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force
    • New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Board of Directors: Public Relations and Social Media Committee (2018-present)
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