Brittany Carpenter, MS, RDN, LD

Brittany Carpenter, MS, RDN, LD

Clinical Dietitian Preceptor

Ph: (417) 269-6061

Brittany currently serves as a Clinical Preceptor for the new Nutrition Diagnostics Dietetic Internship Program. She, along with colleagues, developed the experiences in the clinics and businesses that make up the program curriculum. She works with interns on-site in these clinics to help them develop wellness and clinical skills.

Brittany’s dietetic education began at Missouri State University. Her senior year she knew that the Cox College Nutrition Diagnostic Program was the only program she was interested in. She was drawn to the clinical emphasis and the challenging reputation. She was accepted into the program and graduated from Cox College in 2013. She was then hired at Cox Health as an inpatient clinical dietitian. Here she specialized in lung and heart disorders.

In 2014, Brittany accepted a position at Hy-Vee as a retail dietitian where she provided personalized shopping assistance, conducted cooking classes, and coordinated community wellness programs. As a preceptor to Cox College MND/DI students, she developed the Fast, Fresh, and Delicious cooking series that the MND/DI students currently participate in. In 2016, she accepted a corporate dietitian position with Pyramid Foods, a grocery retailer with over 50 stores across 3 states. Here she developed nutrition and health initiatives for the stores. She led cooking classes for the community and developed a new partnership program that enabled food companies to share information about their products and samples to the consumer.

Brittany is the former president of the Southwest Missouri Dietetics Association and was awarded the 2016 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for the Southwest District from the Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2018 she graduated with a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She implements this unique comprehensive approach to the patients she currently serves, with an emphasis on treating the patient as a whole and addressing the underlying health imbalances.