Educating and motivating for excellent health and self-nurturing through nutrition.
Inspiring a new understanding of the creativity and joy of food.
Patricia Ford, Dr.PH, MPH, RD
Dr. Patricia Ford
Patricia Ford, Doctor of Public Health and Registered Dietitian in Redlands, CA, wants to help put joy and love back into your dietary lifestyle. Her mission is to educate, to dispel nutrition myths, to motivate for excellent health and self-nurturing through nutrition, and to inspire a new understanding of the creativity and joy of food.
Dr. Ford’s experience and education in the complexities of eating disorders makes her especially suited to help those struggling to develop a healthy relationship with food. She also works with a diverse group of clients on their specific nutritional goals. Her research focuses on the associations between food and mood, and she has published research demonstrating these links.
Dr. Ford completed her BS in Kinesiology at University of Maryland College Park, and earned her Masters of Public Health and Registered Dietitian license at Loma Linda University in California. While in graduate school she worked with local high schools to create nutrition education programs, which enhanced sports performance, by focusing on an athletic-specific nutrition curriculum. Dr. Ford continued to teach at community college, undergraduate, and graduate institutions throughout her schooling and obtained her doctoral degree in preventive care in 2012. During her schooling, she began working in psychological health and developed a passion for treating eating disorders.
Patricia enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two bulldogs in Redlands. She has faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior from this broken world today, wanting to spread His hope to the broken, sick and hopeless. She enjoys being active through hiking, running, and swimming. You can also catch her enjoying the local shopping, local eats, and the local farmers markets or art shows. Both she and her husband are experienced Dodger fans and constantly hope, dream, and yearn for a successful season. She also enjoys traveling, especially home to Maryland or to the relaxing beaches of North Shore, Oahu.