About Kerri

IMG_9492Kerri Hawkins is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer. She lives to help people become happier and live better lives through better nutritional and wellness habits.

Kerri started her career as a Bariatric Dietitian at Tufts Medical Center, where she has become an expert in weight management and bariatric surgery. Through that experience she developed a passion for preventive medicine and nutrition therapy.  In 2011 she joined Family Practice Group, P.C. in Arlington Massachusetts where she works in a collaborative medical model knows as a Patient Center Medical Home. Kerri takes a lifestyle approach and creates individualized plans for wellness while working with a medical team of family medicine doctors, psychologists, and  physician assistants.

Group visits is specialty, that Kerri has become very well versed in.  Together with Dr. Altman, she helped to create and run a series of lifestyle and wellness groups, which have enabled countless people to lose thousands of pounds in total and keep the weight off. From the success of this experience, she has co-founded the nonprofit  WellnessCampaing.org.

Kerri is also very involved in promoting the dietetic profession with her involvement in the Massachusetts Dietetic Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was awarded the Young Dietitian of the Year Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and served as the President of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association in 2012-2013. She continue to remain very active on various boards for these organizations.

Kerri received her masters degree in Nutritional Sciences from The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, completed her dietetic internship at the Frances Stern Nutrition Program at Tufts Medical Center and her bachelors degree in Dietetics from the University of New Hampshire.  Kerri also has become a Certified Personal Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine.

During Kerri’s down time you’ll find her doing anything that involves being active and outdoors. Skiing is her go to activity during the winter, but she play soccer year round and through the encouragement of her friends, she has taken up running 1/2 marathons.

Kerri’s philosophy around wellness and nutrition is “if the plan is not working…it may not be you, it just might be the plan”.

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