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Ashley Ritzo RDN LD CHWC CDE

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Work experience

Nov 2010Present

Clinical Dietitian

University of Missouri Healthcare

  • Lead in the growth of a general outpatient nutrition program including establishment of electronic referral processes and billing protocols, developed website and brochure and assisted in developing outpatient nutrition procedures and processes
  • Provided nutrition education classes and individual Medical Nutrition Therapy counseling sessions for varying disease states including type II diabetes mellitus, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, gestational diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity and home enteral nutrition
  • Trained Dietetics and Medical students on nutrition therapy processes
Jan 2013Jun 2014

Remote Health and Wellness Coach

Health to You

  • Coached participants to establish a personal wellness plan involving individualized goals for weight loss, exercise, nutrition, tobacco cessation, stress management, diabetes or other areas as necessary
  • Efficiently managed a case load of approximately ten participants per day including conducting coaching sessions, scheduling and periodical follow up between coaching sessions
  • Recognized for providing outstanding service and support to program participants
Jun 2011Mar 2014

Registered Dietitian

Central Missouri Community Action

  • Trained Head Start and Early Head Start staff members on nutrition guidelines for infants and children ages 0-5 years as well as nutrition guidelines during pregnancy
  • Counseled Head Start and Early Head Start families on customized strategies to improve nutritional status during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood in the home setting
  • Composed new educational materials and menus and made revisions to existing materials as necessitated
  • Served as a Guiding Coalition member in the Eat Healthy, Stay Active grant project as a trainer for participating medical students and teacher for participating families


Aug 2006May 2010

Bachelor of Science

University of Missouri

With a major in Dietetics

Professional Organizations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics