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A First Step in a New Direction

Welcome to Rural Roots Nutrition’s first blog post!

Today we will be introducing Carolyn Allen, MS, RD, CDN, CLC, owner of Rural Roots Nutrition PLLC.

Carolyn established Rural Roots Nutrition PLLC in November of 2016. Her current office is located in Manlius, New York at the Synergy Center. Her passion is in community nutrition.

As the owner of a nutrition firm and registered dietitian, Carolyn provides nutrition counseling and education, culinary lessons, and lactation counseling to clients of all ages and backgrounds. She promotes healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes that will guide you to your nutrition goals. Her foundation is based on integrative and functional medicine and intuitive eating. Carolyn does not believe in a strict diet or a “quick fix”. Rather, she believes in a holistic approach to food that allows clients to build a healthy, lifelong relationship with food and with themselves.

Besides individual counseling services, Carolyn provides corporate wellness services to help employees make healthy lifestyle choices. She also works with children of all ages, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, to aid in optimizing nutrition in mom and baby.

A little more about Carolyn….

Carolyn began her nutrition journey at Morrisville State college where she received her Associates in Applied Science in Dietetic Technician in 2010. She continued her education at Syracuse University where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2012. After concluding her undergraduate career, she went on to complete her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics as well as complete her dietetic internship at SUNY College at Oneonta.

In 2014, Carolyn became a registered dietitian as well as a certified dietitian nutritionist with New York State. Carolyn is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and holds her ServSafe certification. She is an active participant with the Fabius-Pompey Outreach, and a member of the New York State Dietetic Association (NYSAND).

Prior to opening Rural Roots Nutrition PLLC, Carolyn was a registered dietitian for WIC for two years, and a dietetic technician and diet clerk before becoming a dietitian.

Carolyn enjoys giving back to her community by working as an adjunct Professor of Basic Nutrition at Morrisville State College. She also works with the Office for the Aging as a registered dietitian consultant for both Cayuga and Madison Counties. Additionally, Carolyn consults for a local assisted living facility and two local Head Start Agencies.

Interested in learning more about Carolyn, Rural Roots Nutrition, and finding your individual nutrition path? Contact Carolyn at (315) 683-4263, by email at, or online at

A personal note from Carolyn:

Hi there!

While wearing many hats, as business owner, dietitian, mom, wife, cooking enthusiast, etc., I am now diving into the world of blogging! I am very excited to connect with you through this new venture! This is an out of the box challenge for me so bear with me while I continue getting my feet wet! I truly believe that the purpose of bringing this blog to you is to help you understand what is going on in the world of nutrition. It is not my intention to push you to purchase any specific items, nor sway you to one side of a nutrition belief system. My hope is to incorporate affiliate links in the future as a means to help support my business and family but not interfere with my personal business ethics. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

I am really looking forward to guiding you on your nutrition journey!


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