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Miyanna Breaux

MS, RD, LD

Hello! I'm Miyanna and I'm very happy to work with you!

I received my bachelor's in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, my master's in Nutrition from Texas Woman's University, and I completed my dietetic internship at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. I am a registered dietitian accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed to practice in Texas.

I have worked with all age groups throughout my academic career, from children to adults. Being a Black woman, I am motivated by correcting the disproportionate ways that minority populations are affected by non-communicable, chronic, diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. These diseases are often manageable through lifestyle changes but the awareness around optimizing nutrition is not. 

 

In my own family, I have seen evidence of misinformation and knowledge gaps leading to the development of preventable diseases. I firmly beliesve that regardless of racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic background, all people can be empowered by accurate and evidence-based nutrition information.

My counseling approach is to help people achieve sustainable lifestyle changes as opposed to finding a ‘quick fix’ for nutrition concerns. I believe that 'healthy foods' should not taste like cardboard and that all foods can have a place in a balanced diet. My areas of interest include nutritional epidemiology and eating disorders. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, painting, and spending quality time with her two small children (who just so happen to be picky eaters).

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