Jerrick Knippel, RD is a Registered Dietitian who discovered the power of nutrition through his own fitness journey. He is excited to to share this experience with other people to help them transform their lives through their food choices. He earned his degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park. There, Jerrick developed his passion for performance nutrition while assisting the UMD sports dietitians with fueling their student athletes for success on and off the field. Jerrick firmly believes that ALL foods fit into a healthy lifestyle. He’s excited to bring his experience, combined with the latest nutrition research into DC and empower VIDA members! He believes it’s important to understand the daily life of each person to provide individualized and realistic nutrition recommendations to help you meet your fitness goals, rediscover your love of food, and maintain their social life! During his spare time Jerrick loves trying new foods, sketching in his notepad, or hiking the great outdoors!