What We Offer

Medical Nutrition Blood Testing

Are you feeling "off" but do not know why? Do you want to get to the root cause and quit simply masking symptoms? Take the guesswork out of what is happening in your body.  Get a clear road map and plan of action specific to your body's needs with one of our blood test options.  We can translate the science of nutrition at a cellular level into practical solutions for healthy living.

A Customized Approach

No two children, women, or men are alike.  Your nutritional needs are not either.  During our pre-screening process, along with your past medical history,  we will create an assessment and tailor a program from that assessment to meet YOUR specific needs  There is a lot of information out there.  Let an expert help you connect the dots!

Contract Staffing and Corporate Wellness

If you are a healthcare facility in need of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or an employer looking to enhance your corporate wellness initiatives, Nutrition Therapy of Memphis has you covered!  Contact us today to get the ball rolling.

Why Nutrition Therapy of Memphis?

We Are Registered Dietitians - The True Experts in Nutrition

​All Registered Dietitians are Nutritionists, but not all "nutritionists" are Registered Dietitians! In order to be an RDN, the following must be met.

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics must be completed.
  • Completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a food service corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to 12 months .
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information regarding the examination, refer to CDR’s website at www.cdrnet.org.
  • Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

Our Registered Dietitian

Alaina Ward, MS, RDN, CSP, CLT, LDN

 I am a Master's level licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition.  I am also a Certified LEAP Therapist specializing in food sensitivities.  As the owner of Nutrition Therapy of Memphis, I am committed to nutritional needs of the men, women, and children I serve.

I discovered my gift and passion for pediatric nutrition and gained my extensive and varied experience during my tenure at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  My focus at Le Bonheur was with the Pediatric Surgery and GI Team.  I was instrumental in the start up and played an integral role as the dietitian of the highly successful G-tube outpatient clinic.  After becoming a mother myself, I began consulting for area OB-GYN clinics, which further honed my knowledge, expertise, and passion in prenatal nutrition care, lactation, and women’s health.  As a mother, I understand first hand the struggles and pressures that moms share in providing the very best start to our babies during that first critical year, whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding.  Understanding the symbiotic relationship of a healthy mother to a thriving child is key to my ability to provide families with practical, evidenced based recommendations to address the sometimes stressful and confusing challenges that come with nurturing a child.

My clients can trust and rely upon my extensive knowledge, varied experience, common sense, and real world best practices that are all in accordance with and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  Please contact Nutrition Therapy of Memphis to schedule your appointment.  I look forward to sharing my expertise and clinical experiences to help you and your family thrive. 

Professional Activities:
Served as 2013-2014 Past President of the Memphis Area Pediatric Nutrition Association (MAPNA).  Media appearance on ABC 24 Local Mid-day: Infant Nutrition Segment (July 2014).
Professional memberships include Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) practice group, Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND), Memphis Area Pediatric Nutrition Association (MAPNA), Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP).