It’s Nutrition Month: Meet the GI dietitians

March 21, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Achieving and maintaining good nutrition is a key component of managing the troubling symptoms of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. 

GI Nutrition Services, part of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, play an integral role in Michigan Medicine’s comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to GI care. The team’s registered dietitian nutritionists provide individualized nutrition care and counseling for patients with a range of GI conditions. They rely on evidenced-based medical nutrition therapy and individualized counseling.

In fact, the RDNs specialize in specific diets that can significantly improve gastrointestinal symptoms, including:

  • The low FODMAP diet for IBS
  • Specific elimination diets for eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Low oxalate, low residue and gluten-free diets

Their nutritional expertise goes beyond the clinic with a variety of activities including:

  • Contributing content and recipes to MyGINutrition.com, a comprehensive online resource for patients on the low FODMAP diet.
  • Maintaining a GI nutrition-focused Pinterest page, with products and recipes.
  • Hosting FOOD: The Main Course to Digestive Health, an annual GI nutrition conference for registered dietitians.
  • Collaborating with GI faculty on research to advance patient care.
  • Providing continuing education lectures at medical conferences and community outreach programs, and sharing GI nutrition information and expertise through broadcast, print and digital media appearances.
  • Mentoring dietetic interns.
  • Producing the video series Food to Support Gut Health.

Dietitians with specialized expertise in GI nutrition located in primary care settings:

Kelli Gibbs, RDN, CSO
Brighton Center for Specialty Care

Christine DuBois, RD, CDE
Northville Health Center

Kate Pelletier, MPH, RDN, CSP, CNSC
West Ann Arbor –Parkland Plaza

Erin Scarlett, MPH, RD
East Ann Arbor Health Center

Amy Schneider, MS, RD, CDE
Northville Health Center

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