Registered & Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
Stacy Fisher, RDN, LDN, CDCES, is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes care and education specialist, and author with more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry.
Stacy has worked in private practice, as a consultant to over 100 healthcare facilities, and with large companies like Dell, Boeing, and Nike.
Using the proprietary 8 Dimensions of Self-Care framework and planning system that she created, Stacy simplifies healthy lifestyle design.
Stacy is the author of several books:
- Go: One Woman. One Van. A New Beginning.
- The Lifestyle Design Planner
- The Self-Care Planner
- Uppward: A Self-Care System for Purposeful Living
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Training & Education
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RDN credential: 1) Completed a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2) Completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to 12 months in length, 3) Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), and 4) Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
A Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) under the the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) must be a) A clinical psychologist, registered nurse, occupational therapist, optometrist, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician (M.D. or D.O.), or podiatrist holding a current, active, unrestricted license from the United States or its territories; OR b) A dietitian or dietitian nutritionist holding active registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, physician assistant holding active registration with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, clinical exercise professional holding active certification with American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM CEP), previously known as ASCM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, clinical exercise professional holding active certification with the ACSM as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM RCEP), health educator holding active certification as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing; OR c) A health professional with a master’s degree or higher in social work from a United States college or university accredited by a nationally recognized regional accrediting body. It also requires a minimum of 2 years of professional practice experience within a health-related field (as noted above) and a minimum of 1000 hours of diabetes self-management education (DSME) experience, along with a certification examination.
In 2016, Stacy completed the Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coach training program, and she has also completed the ACE Health Coach certification.
Level 1 & 2 Certificates of Training in Adult Weight Management
The Commission on Dietetic Registration’s Certificates of Training in Adult Weight Management are intensive programs that provide in-depth training related to the treatment of adult weight management, and include topics such as pathophysiology, dietary modifications, physical activity, pharmacotherapy, appetite regulation, intensive behavioral treatment, bariatric surgery implications and complications, relapse prevention, weight maintenance and counseling strategies. Stacy completed the Level 1 certificate of training in 2003, and Level 2 in 2014.
Stacy has obtained the Heartsaver® CPR AED certification.
- I’m an INFJ (if you’re into the Myers Briggs thing), which means I prefer curling up on the couch with a book over going to an all-night rager.
- I appreciate colorful language. I love puns. I’ve been known to drop an occasional f-bomb. I love when people speak their truth without letting inhibitions get in the way. If you have a warm heart and a sailor’s mouth, then you’re probably my people.
- I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. I understand that this one life is a gift, and I intend to use my time wisely.
- I'm ever so slightly obsessed with chickens. (Weird, I know. But they're clucking hilarious.) Sadly, a black bear incident left me brokenhearted and chickenless, but someday I'll have chickens again.
- I'm adventurous and love to travel. (A Sprinter van is my daily driver, so I'm pretty much always ready to roll.)