CRESCENT HENRY, RD, MS, CSSD
Crescent Henry is the founder of Battle Born Nutrition. She has lived in many different states as far west as Hawaii and as far East as Ohio before finally settling in Sparks, Nevada. After obtaining her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutrition from the University of Nevada-Reno, Crescent was hand selected for one of two available positions within the United States Air Force Dietetic Internship Consortium. This two year program provided Crescent with not only her required Dietetic Internship but also allowed her to receive her Masters of Science Degree in Nutrition from Baylor University. Crescent was also awarded the Colonel Mariam Susan Parry award for her Graduate Research Project which explored the impact of Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) and Pre-diabetes. Her dietetic internship provided her with a vast range of dietetic experiences while working at Brook Army Medical Center, San Antonio Texas, the Army’s largest medical center. While in Texas, Crescent had the opportunity to run with the Fort Sam Houston Army 10 Miler team and contributed to them receiving 5th place in Washington, D.C.
After Texas, Crescent began working as a Clinical Dietitian at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, the Air Force’s largest medical center within the United States. Through hard work and excellent leadership skills, Crescent was soon promoted within the nutrition department to Chief of Outpatient Nutrition where she worked with the local community and military members to provide one-on-one nutrition counseling, group classes for multiple populations/co-morbidities to include diabetes, cardiovascular, weight management, prenatal and performance nutrition to name a few. Crescent also worked directly with the Bariatric surgery team to provide pre and post-surgery nutrition education to bariatric patients.
The next challenge for Crescent presented as a new promotion to Chief of Clinical Nutrition where Crescent was responsible for managing 20+ staff and oversight for patient feeding within the 103 hospital beds. While in this position Crescent established a modified Room Service feeding model, implemented nutrition presence at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) multi-disciplinary rounds and participated in developing nutritional protocols and guidelines to be implemented within the hospital and Travis Air Force Base.
Crescent now resides in Sparks, Nevada with her family providing evidence based nutrition education within the Reno/Sparks community. Crescent provides nutrition education on many different nutrition topics, comorbidities and specializes in performance nutrition as 1 of 8 Board Certified Specialists in Sports Dietetics in the entire state of Nevada.