Nutrition Clinic welcomes new Outpatient and Community Liaison Dietitian
Formerly a per diem Inpatient Clinical Dietitian at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Allie Lang, RDN, LDN, recently assumed the role of Outpatient and Community Liaison Dietitian. She will continue to work on the inpatient side two days per week and devote one day per week to each the outpatient Nutrition Clinic, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Community Health and Wellness.
Lang earned a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition from Framingham State University and has worked in clinical, acute care, rehabilitation and community nutrition settings. Of her new role, she says, “I was really interested because it included Cardiac Rehabilitation, which I’ve done before, and outpatient community nutrition. It’s a lot of different things that are just exactly what I want to do.”
In Cardiac Rehabilitation, Lang will assess each new patient and work with them to develop a heart healthy diet that works for them. She will also be teaching classes. With Community Health and Wellness, she will focus on the Hyde Park area, teaching on various nutrition topics at senior centers, schools, health fairs and YMCAs. Additionally, she will conduct supermarket tours and healthy cooking classes.
“I’ve always been interested in food and cooking and science,” says Lang of her profession. She enjoys finding new and innovative ways to improve nutritional outcomes such as using apps and social media to aid in community outreach. Her passion lies in combining science-based nutrition therapies with a collaborative and motivational counseling environment, from the outpatient setting to the client’s own home. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
When she’s not at work, Lang says, “I like to read. I always have a book with me. And I like to do outdoorsy things like hiking and rock climbing.”