About The Fresh Beet

The Fresh Beet is a food and nutrition blog designed to inspire others to get in the kitchen and reconnect with their sense of creativity. Here you can find nutritious recipes that are easy to follow and will most definitely please your palate. I find that one of the many wonders of food is that it brings people together. It sparks communication. It nourishes our bodies. Being in the kitchen is one of the most comforting places for me where I can make as much of a mess as I want, and it’s okay. I just wish I had someone to clean it up.
About the Author
A Florida native, Ashley grew up in the small beach town of Indialantic where the sun never stops shining and the oranges are deliciously sweet and juicy. She has always enjoyed being active, whether it was playing sports (gymnastics, cheerleading and softball) or soaking up the rays surfing. An avid foodie turned dietitian, food has always had a special place in her life. Spending time in la cucina with her Mom and Mimi during her early years sparked an interest that would never subside, and is responsible for creating a large part of who she is today.
Ashley received her Masters degree in Nutrition Education & Health Promotion and completed her Dietetic Internship through Florida State University. During graduate school, she worked as a Nutrition Instructor for 2 large undergraduate courses: Science of Nutrition and Medical Nutrition Therapy. She is currently a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with interests in community nutrition, cancer prevention and farm to table practices.
Since graduating, Ashley has worked as a clinical dietitian for Orlando Health where she provided medical nutrition therapy to the adult, pediatric and OB/GYN populations. She has also worked as a nutrition counselor for Teen Xpress and the Orlando Health Sports Medicine program. Her experience working with a variety of populations enables her to individualize nutrition counseling sessions in order to meet the needs of anyone.
Ashley can be found on Google+, facebook and linkedin.