Alison Tonsmeire, MS, RD

Alison Tonsmeire, MS, RD

Alison Tonsmeire, MS, RD

 

Alison Tonsmeire grew up in a suburb west of Boston. In addition to her work here at Metrowest Nutrition, she is a registered dietitian at Walden Behavioral Care in the adult residential program in Waltham, MA.  Alison has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Boston University, providing her with a good understanding of eating disorders and the behavior change process.  After completing her undergraduate degree, Alison went on to pursue a master’s degree in nutrition, also from Boston University, where she gained the understanding and skills necessary to ensure her patients receive adequate nutrition and to help support them as they establish a healthier relationship with food.
 
Alison has always been interested in nutrition and specifically, in helping individuals work through eating disorder recovery. During college, she studied eating disorders extensively, working closely with one of her professors for two semesters of directed study. She believes that complete recovery from an eating disorder is possible by empowering the individual and instilling skills necessary to work through the recovery process.
 
In addition to her experience with adolescents and adults, Alison also has experience working with younger children. Prior to pursuing a career in nutrition, Alison taught preschool for four years, the last three at Beacon Hill Nursery School. While teaching, Alison expanded her appreciation of the value of healthy eating by incorporating nutrition into lesson planning, introducing new foods, reinforcing beneficial habits and helping the children to flourish. She currently serves as the Pediatric Nutrition Consultant for Beacon Hill Nursery School.

 

In her free time, Alison loves to be outdoors-hiking, swimming, skiing, and ice skating. She also relaxes by spending time with her husband, friends and two cats or by reading a good book.

 

Alison is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group and the Massachusetts Dietetic Association.
 
Specialties
Eating Disorders
Pediatrics
Weight management