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At Nutrition Center of Colorado,

your journey to good health is important to us.

Our Registered Dietitians are committed

to providing tools, recipes, and resources

to help empower you to live a healthier life.

Below is an introduction to our team of

dedicated Registered Dietitians.

Christine Patorniti,

RD, CDE, MBA

President and Owner of Nutrition Center of Colorado

I’m so glad you’ve taken the time to be here, allow me to provide a little background on myself and my awesome team of Board Certified, Registered Dieitians!

When asked the common question of ‘what do you do?’ my response is simple; I help individuals thrive on their way to health and wellness.

As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, I’ve had the privilege to spend the last 10 years of my career helping thousands of individuals control their diseases and lose weight, while eating what they love and finding peace with food!

Working one-on-one with clients for so many years has given me a unique understanding of what individuals struggle with and what resources they need in order to be successful in their goals. I believe in simple, sustainable and results-driven strategies when it comes to nutrition. Through this approach, my RD's and myself are able to help our clients reach lasting nutrition success, never before obtained! Please, continue reading to learn more about the RD's you can work with at Nutrition Center of Colorado...

Office location: Centennial, Colorado

Alex Hauspurg,

RD, MS

Alex Hauspurg is a Registered Dietitian who understands the importance of balance in all aspects of life. Specializing in weight management and disease prevention/management, Alex offers her clients an “all foods fit”, non-diet approach to wellness that is effective, individualized and science-based.

Alex received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Duke University and completed her dietetic internship at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

Alex mixes deep clinical knowledge with a passion for the mantras “do what you love” and “eat what you love”. In September 2019 she moved from New York City to Denver to get closer to the beautiful mountains and fresh air. She spends her free time exploring new hiking trails and searching for Denver’s best pizza. Alex believes that no one should live without the foods they love and with her approach, you won’t have to.

Office location: Littleton, Colorado

Annalisa Averill,

RD, MS

Annalisa received an undergraduate degree in Nutritional Science from Pepperdine University, and a Masters in Human Nutrition Science from Arizona State University. She completed her dietetics internship while at ASU, where she focused on the investigation of sucrose and fructose and its internal effects on the human body.  

 

During her first job at an outpatient clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, she realized her true passion was to create individualized counseling experiences for her patients, to help people understand their specific nutrition needs, and how to seamlessly implement dietary changes in their daily lives. She has experience managing medical nutrition therapy as it relates to pediatrics, diabetes, kidney disease, weight management, food allergie, and pre and post bariatric surgery.


She recently moved back to her home state, Colorado to be closer to family. During her free time you may find her hiking a trail in Evergreen, learning new recipes, and enjoying quality time with her family and dog, Finn.

Office location: Lone Tree, Colorado

What do all the Letters Mean?

RD                       CDE

A Registered Dietitian obtains a minimum of a 4 year, full time Dietetics undergraduate degree from an accredited university, executed over 1000 hours of a supervised internship and a passed national board exam.

A Certified Diabetes Educator is a health professional who learned comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes management, prediabetes, and diabetes prevention. A CDE® educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition.

         MS                       MBA

A Master of Science involves analysis, lab work, and scientific research in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mastering nutrition communication, research, biostatistics, macronutrient metabolism and weight management is the backbone to this higher-level degree.

A Masters in Business Administration is a graduate-level degree that covers a wide range of business fields, such as research and development, accounting and management.