Linda Pennington, MS, RDN, LDN
Dee attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and Martin where she received her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. She completed her Traineeship at Methodist Health Care in Memphis.
Dee serves as President and CEO of Dietitian Associates, Inc. Prior to co-founding DA, Dee held several leadership positions in healthcare in Memphis. She piloted the first congregate meal program for the State of TN which is now recognized as MIFA meals. She worked for five years as the Corporate Dietitian for Baptist Healthcare System consulting and providing operational reviews for hospital acquisitions in MS, AR, and TN. Dee worked as a Clinical Dietitian for Methodist Hospitals and some years later returned to Methodist to become the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the Methodist LeBonheur Hospital-Germantown. While serving as the Director, she was recognized by CNN news for her innovations in hospital food service for being at the forefront of serving gourmet meals and hiring a chef in a hospital setting. She has become recognized as a leader in Food Service Administration and systems analysis as well as strategic planning. Under Dee's leadership, Dietitian Associates has become one of the first dietitian nutritionist clinics in the country to provide Tele-Nutrition to patients through an approved encrypted communication system.
Dee has lectured to dietitians across the country on the Nutrition Care Process on behalf of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dee is past President of the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, past President of the Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and past President of the Memphis Area Nutrition Council. She served as the Chair of the Tennessee Licensure Board for Dietitian/Nutritionists for 7 years and for a number of years has served on the Advisory Board to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences for the University of TN at Martin. She also serves on committees for the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics including the Peer Network for Nutrition Diagnosis, the Accountable Payment Model, and the Advisory Panel for the Nutrition Care Process. She is a nationally recognized speaker for the Academy in the area of the Nutrition Care Process and Tele-Nutrition and reimbursement.
Dee received the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for the State of TN in 2011 and is the recipient three times of the Oustanding Dietitian of the year for the Memphis Academy.
In her spare time, Dee likes to travel, sew and spend time with family and friends.
Linda Pennington received her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics with a Food and Nutrition Option from Mississippi State University and her Masters of Science in Nutrition from Texas Woman's University in Houston. She completed her Internship at the Houston Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Linda Vice President and co-owner of Dietitian Associates, Inc. and is lead clinical specialist for patient services.
Previously, Linda's career path included serving as Chief Clinical Dietitian for Methodist Hospital - Germantown, Clinical Dietitian at The MED, and Adjunct Faculty to the University of Memphis and Shelby State Community College. Linda also served as the College Program Coordinator for Central Texas College in Hanau, West Germany while her husband was stationed there in the military.
Linda has presented numerous lectures on IBS, Wound Care, Physical Nutrition Management, and many other topics. She has been interviewed on FOX 13 and also for the Commercial Appeal. She is Past President of the Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and also Past President of the Memphis Area Nutrition Council. Linda has been very instrumental bringing public policy issues to the forefront for Dietitians in the TN area working with local and state legislators.
Linda received the recognition of Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for the State of Tennessee in 2012, Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for the Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2008, Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for the State of TN 1996, Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for Memphis in 1996 and Outstanding Dietetic Intern in 1986.
Linda is active at Hernando United Methodist Church in Hernando, MS. She currently serves as chairperson of the Health Ministries Committee, member of the Authentic Fellowship Committee and leader of her United Methodist Women's Circle.
In her free time Linda enjoys travelling, cooking/baking, and walking 5K races with friends. Linda and her husband Tom have a son, Clark who is a recent graduate of Ole Miss.
Hannah was born and raised in Dundalk, Ireland. She was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Trinity College Dublin and earned a Graduate Diploma from Dublin Institute of Technology. As part of her studies for her degree, Hannah completed research at Purdue University in the United States where she met James Creamer who would later become her husband.
As part of a cultural exchange program, Hannah moved to Memphis in 2014 where her program was arranged with the dietitians at Dietitian Associates to become her mentors. During her time at DA, Hannah took her national boards and became registered in this country as well as being a registered dietitian in Ireland. The staff at Dietitian Associates, Inc. was so pleased with her work, they offered her a job and she accepted.
Prior to coming to the U.S., she was a registered dietitian in acute care and outpatient services. Her specialties include weight management, GI issues, Diabetes including gestational, infant weaning classes and other nutrition related disease counseling. Hannah works with our tele-nutrition clients only, providing nutrition counselling to individuals at their home or office via a HIPAA compliant video conferencing system. Since insurance does not reimburse for virtual visits in the home setting, we require that payment be made at the time the appointment is scheduled. Please call us at 901-759-9337 for information on pricing and to schedule an appointment with Hannah.
Hannah is a member of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute and the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group. She is passionate about health, nutrition and food.
In her free time, she enjoys working out, cooking and reading and has a love for travelling and experiencing new cultures and cuisines.
Hannah Curran, RDN, LDN
Dietitian Associates Registered Dietitian Nutritionists have distinguished themselves in the area of dietetics with honors such as Memphis Area Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Tennessee State Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and Outstanding Dietitian of the Year.
Other recognitions include interviews on national and local television nutrition segments as well as serving local, state, and national leadership positions in numerous professional organizations.
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert.
RDNs provide the highest level of nutrition counseling.
Together with a RDN, nutrition goals are set to improve your health.
A typical nutrition counseling session
lasts 60-90 minutes for the initial visit and approximately 30-45 minutes for a follow up visit
includes a review of your past nutrition history
a review of your present eating and dietary habits
an in-depth review of your overall health
a review of your nutrition labs
other pertinent information related to nutrition health
a personalized nutrition treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.
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Note: We do not require a certain number of visits. It is up to you and your dietitian to determine your needs. Some nutrition related disease counseling requires more visits than others.