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Registered dietitian Gena Rasmussen, MS, RD/LDN, has joined the Laurel Health Centers

Registered Dietitian Gena Rasmussen Joins Laurel Health

By Kristy Warren

The Laurel Health Centers are pleased to welcome dietitian Gena Rasmussen, MS, RD/LDN to the team. She will be providing medical nutrition therapy at our Laurel Health Centers throughout Tioga and Bradford Counties. To make an appointment with Gena Rasmussen, simply contact your local Laurel Health Center or call 1-833-LAURELHC (1-833-528-7354).


Registered Dietitian Gena Rasmussen, MS, RD/LDN, has joined the Laurel Health Centers

Her favorite part of being a dietitian is helping people improve their wellness through healthy, sustainable habits. Gena was drawn to nutrition from a young age by her health-conscious family and their approach to harvesting healthy, fresh produce right out of their garden for meals.


“My mom took a nutrition class at MU when I was about 10 and taught me about the vitamins in my food. We were always in the garden together and picked our meals all summer long," she explained.


"It just made sense to study nutrition when it was my turn to go to college, as I loved motivating my friends to eat healthy and exercise from a very young age.”



What Gena looks forward to most is working with the community on how they can help achieve their wellness goals through nutrition.


“Nutrition is the bedrock of good health. Everything starts in the gut, and our diet can impact our mental, emotional, and physical health. My favorite thing about what I do is helping people believe in themselves and their ability to improve their own health,” she said. “There’s an overabundance of nutrition advice and misinformation these days; patients can quickly become overwhelmed and end up taking no action at all. My goal is to work with my patients on a personal level and develop a customized plan that leads to healthy, sustainable habits—one good habit at a time.”


She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management from Mansfield University and her Master of Science degree in Nutrition from University of North Carolina Greensboro, completing her internship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In her free time, she loves teaching yoga, playing basketball and tennis with her kids, and spending time outside in nature.


Gena Rasmussen, RD / LDN is accepting new patients of all ages. To make an appointment, call the Laurel Health Center of your choice or 1-833-LAURELHC (1-833-528-7354).


For more information on how nutrition impacts your health, stay tuned to our health and wellness blog.