Stephanie Clarke, MS, RDN

Stephanie 2012

Stephanie Clarke, MS, RD is a registered dietitian, mom, and nutrition communications expert who loves eating and cooking delicious food with friends and family. She co-founded C&J Nutrition in 2006 in the hopes of empowering people to make healthy eating a simple and enjoyable part of their lifestyles.

“What I love most about what I do is inspiring people to feel as good as they can through food, and teaching them how to achieve that sustainably.”

C&J Nutrition helps spread these messages by reaching millions through published articles and recipes in magazines and books and working with food and wellness brands to communicate accurate and transparent messages to consumers.

Stephanie lives in a Maryland suburb just outside of DC with her husband Jason, daughters Juliette and Elodie, and cat, Tarzan. In addition to food, she enjoys running, yoga, pickleball, and trying new fitness classes.

My path to becoming a dietitian

As a former competitive gymnast, my interest in nutrition started early as I wanted to understand more about how eating affected my performance. I spent 20+ hours training each week and was determined to maximize that effort.  I went on to earn a scholarship for gymnastics in college, where I also earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. After a year working at a hospital to get more experience as a dietitian, I went to graduate school at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy where I pursued a Master of Science in Nutrition Communications while also completing my dietetic internship.

I always knew I wanted to combine my love of nutrition science with that of food in some way. I grew up in a family of six that valued a home-cooked meal and enjoyed it together. Many of my favorite childhood memories are around the dinner table with my parents and three younger sisters.