Speaker Bio & Presentations

Kristin Kirkpatrick

Special Speaker

Kristin Kirkpatrick

Kristin Kirkpatrick is the former lead dietitian and manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. A bestselling author, experienced presenter, and award-winning dietitian, Kristin is a sought-after national speaker on a variety of nutrition and wellness-related topics, appearing on the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News and The Dr. Oz Show. She has also contributed to national publications including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Runners World, Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, Food NetworkCostco ConnectionSelfWomen’s HealthTODAY.comThe Huffington PostUS News and World Report, and she is a featured expert on Cleveland Clinic’s Health Essentials. The Huffington Post named Kristin “one of 35 diet and nutrition experts you need to follow on Twitter,” and in December 2017, her show The New Rules of Food aired nationally on PBS.

Kristin’s career began in Washington, DC, where she assisted in lobbying efforts for medical nutrition therapy reform on behalf of the American Dietetic Association Policy and Advocacy group. She then went on to become the regional coordinator of the Hearts N Parks program in Montgomery County, Maryland. During her time there, she designed, implemented, and measured health promotion programs within the Washington, DC metro area. Kristin then returned to Ohio to work for the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Cardiovascular Genetics. She eventually became the lead dietitian in the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. In addition, she serves on Dr. Oz’s medical advisory board as well as the advisory board for Lose it!

Kristin has more than 17 years of experience in the health management arena and holds an MS in health promotion management from American University and a BA in political science from George Washington University. A Licensed Registered Dietitian in the state of Ohio, In May 2012 she received the Ohio Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the Year Award. In January 2017, Kristin published her first book, Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic—Fatty Liver Disease.

Presentations & Workshops

Fueling Well in A New World; The latest data on how to fuel better for mental health, immunity, and longevity

Last year at the 2022 Global Exchange Conference, Meadows Senior Fellow, Dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick, provided an introduction to nutritional psychology. She offered high-level data on what foods to choose and lose for better mental health and insight into how to start the discussion with your patients. This year, Kristin is back; and will provide a refresher with new data on food and mood, and will delve deeper into the science behind our microbiome and the role of diet in mental health. She will also explore how our childhood (and mother's diet) impact our microbiome and adult tendencies toward dietary patterns. Finally, Kristin will discuss the role that supplementation may play in the management of mental health.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand and be able to explain the data on the latest studies on nutrition habits and behavior change that have occurred in the past 24 months
  • Participants will be able to describe three nutrients associated with better mental health
  • Participants will learn tools on how to convey better nutrition habits to their patient base.
  • Participants will be able to describe the microbiome/ gut health connection to mental health.

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