Cece Davis Gifford, RD, LD, CLT* founded Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa in 1978. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Davis Gifford is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and counsels coaches, individuals and teams in sports nutrition. Davis Gifford is a Certified LEAP therapist (CLT) and provides practical management of the Mediator Release Test (MRT) in her practice. This test identifies food and food-chemical sensitivities related to chronic inflammatory conditions. Davis Gifford also specializes in medical nutrition therapy with complicated comorbidities, eating disorders, food allergies and celiac disease. She is a recognized leader in the dietetics profession, and has served in high profile positions in state and national dietetics associations. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Davis Gifford has authored the e-book, Nutrition For People That Sit All Day.
Connie Davis Bendel, RD/LD: OWNER and Registered/Licensed Dietitian has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Oklahoma. Bendel practiced inpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy with critically ill patients at St. John Medical Center for five years. She specialized in nutrition support, renal failure/transplants, oncology, and surgical intensive care patients. In 2010, Bendel joined NCT to focus on outpatient counseling specializing in weight management, oncology nutrition, bariatric surgery nutrition and home nutrition support. Additionally, her passion for fitness and nutrition and a practical approach to health inspires her clients to succeed in achieving their goals of healthier lifestyles, whatever their circumstances. Bendel also represents Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa in corporate wellness programs and is a frequent presenter for the media. Bendel is a member of the Weight Management/Bariatric practice group, Oncology Nutrition practice group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Stephanie Harris MS, RD/LD: Associate, Registered/Licensed Dietitian with over 12 years of experience. She earned a master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Oklahoma. Harris has enjoyed providing medical nutrition therapy in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, wellness and disease prevention in a variety of settings. She practiced Medical Nutrition Therapy for hospitalized patients-including the intensive care unit- as well as served as the Director of Food and Nutritional Services at Hillcrest Hospital South for 10 years. Throughout her career, Stephanie has taught a variety of diabetes and heart health nutrition classes, as well as features healthy cooking demonstrations on News on Channel 6’s Cooking Corner. Since joining NCT and working in a private practice, Stephanie enjoys counseling individuals and families and delivering presentations to schools, community groups and corporations. Guided by evidence-based practices, emerging research, non-diet approaches to weight management she has especially enjoyed working with pediatric and childhood obesity patients. As a wife and a mother of two, Stephanie understands the challenges presented to families to “eat right” in a fast-paced world. Harris is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. and has served in leadership positions in her local dietetics’ organization.
|*RD is Registered Dietitian, a national accreditation. *LD stands for Licensed Dietitian, a credential governed by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure. We are certified to provide medical nutrition therapy. Registered dietitians are recognized by physicians and insurance companies as the nutrition experts. *CLT provides practical management of the Mediator Release Test (MRT). This test identifies food and food-chemical sensitivities related to chronic inflammatory conditions involved in: irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, reflux, esophagitis, Crohn’s disease, colitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and more.|
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