Kaley Dewey, MS, RDN, CDN

I became a dietitian in May 2021, extremely excited to begin practicing nutrition. I knew I was going to pursue a career in dietetics in high school after I met a dietitian who opened my eyes and changed the way I looked at nutrition in its entirety. I became fascinated with the way nutrition could impact the body, mind, and spirit. I developed a love for nourishing my body and desired to help others do the same. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College and obtained my master’s degree from the University at Buffalo. 

 

At the University at Buffalo, I was privileged enough to teach Culinary Medicine on three separate occasions. I taught Culinary Medicine community classes and two

University classes for undergraduate and graduate students. Due to my background in culinary medicine, I can help my clients make a lifestyle change by not only providing guidance on healthy eating, but how to incorporate them into easy and delicious meals for their busy days ahead. 

  

I have always emphasized that focusing on adding foods to your diet, instead of removing them, is the best way to improve your health. Healthy eating is an entire experience and is a skill to be learned.  The healthy eating experience is shopping for local fruits and vegetables at a farmer’s market, it’s a social time preparing the food with your family, and it’s enjoying the feeling that the nutrients you are putting in your body, are benefitting your body. There are so many barriers to healthy eating, let's break them down together. Let’s remove the stress and hassle from healthy eating and cooking and change it into something you love.  

  

Anti-inflammatory nutrition has been a passion of mine ever since I learned the causes, processes, and dangers of chronic inflammation. I love being in the field of dietetics because it is one of the very few professions highly focused on the prevention of chronic disease, many times caused or exacerbated by chronic inflammation. Inflammation may be silently wreaking havoc on the body or causing a variety of symptoms that may impact one’s quality of life. The signs of inflammation may present themselves as physical, mental, or emotional symptoms, as nutrition also has a large impact on mental health. 

  

I emphasize that food should bring joy and not be a stressful experience. In a society so heavily diet-focused, I have watched many people around me diet and struggle with their relationship with food. One’s relationship with food must be addressed or improved, to eat healthy and be healthy. I am well versed in intuitive and mindful eating, and I have significant education in dealing with those with unhealthy relationships with food, disordered eating habits, and diagnosed eating disorders. 

  

I am also currently employed at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) as a Clinical Dietitian. I work closely with geriatric patients, those with gastrointestinal conditions, oncology patients, malnourished patients, and those with several chronic diseases. I have been employed at ECMC since August 2021 and have gained significant experience and fulfillment from it. 

  

I am confident in providing my patients and clients with comprehensive nutrition care as well as establishing trusting relationships, in a safe and comfortable environment. 

MEDICAL LICENSURES:

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Commission on Dietetic Registration Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

    • University of the State of New York Education Department, Office of the Professions

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND)

  • Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine (DIFM)