Hope Gordon, MS, RDN

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Hope Gordon is a registered dietitian nutritionist and a food and nutrition expert. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a master’s degree in nutrition science, and she likes to keep up to date with the latest nutrition-based guidelines and technology. Hope herself has gastrointestinal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome, and she is very knowledgeable about managing these chronic conditions through nutrition. She has worked in a variety of nutritional care settings such as long-term care, acute care, and outpatient care.

Hope conducted a research study while completing her master’s degree, and she found the information she gained very enlightening. Her research was focused on nutrition education and its effects on cardiac rehabilitation patients at the Cardiovascular Institute in McComb, Mississippi. As part of her research, she conducted weekly nutrition education classes based on the teachings of the DASH diet to cardiac rehabilitation patients.

Hope’s long-term goal involves decreasing the prevalence of chronic diseases in the South because there is an apparent need for improvement in the diets of its population. There is a high prevalence of overweight and obesity in this population, and these conditions can lead to chronic diseases. Many chronic diseases are preventable, and through the knowledge and behaviors that the target population obtains through the interventions, they will have a better quality of life. A lot of work is needed for this endeavor, but through time and dedication, she believes change will soon be made.

In her free time, Hope enjoys reading, baking, traveling, and playing with her little one.

Last modified on: 02-05-2022