Nutrition Services

Your recipe for success starts here!

Our Registered Dietitian is here to help you navigate your food intake to achieve your goals. Whether you’re seeking weight loss, improved sports performance, or healthier everyday eating habits, an accredited and experienced nutrition professional can help you get there!

At the YMCA, our Registered Dietitian offers the following services:

  • One-on-one nutrition counseling
  • Nutrition counseling and personal training combination packages
  • Free cooking demonstrations
  • Grocery Store Tours
  • Nutrition tip videos and “Ask-the-Dietitian” answers (posted online)

Contact Information

For more information about our nutrition services or to book an appointment, please email Ruth at or call 817-332-3281 ext. 2025. 

Meet Ruth

Ruth received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri.  She then finished a dietetic internship through The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City.  To become a registered dietitian she took and passed a national board certification dietitian exam.  Ruth worked as a clinical dietitian in a hospital in Joplin Missouri for 4 years before moving to her current position with the YMCA in Fort Worth, Texas.  As a Licensed and Registered Dietitian in the state of Texas she is an expert in nutrition.  She enjoys cooking and eating healthy nutritious food as well as helping people live and eat healthier through proper balanced nutrition.


Nutrition Focus:

December: Slow Cooker Tips

It’s the perfect time of year to utilize your slow cooker! Here are a few simple steps to slow cooker success! 

November: Healthy Holidays

Check out a few tips on staying healthy during the holidays! 

This vs. That – Healthy Recipe Swaps!

Looking for a healthy recipe for Thanksgiving? Look no further!

October: Fit for fall

Nutrition Tips for Fall

We have a few new recipes that are perfect for fall! Check them out here!

September: Meal Planning

Fill out your meal plan here!

Looking for new recipes? We’ve got you covered! 

Meal Planning Tips

August: Back-to-School Tips

30 School Lunch Ideas

Build-your-own Lunch Ideas

10 Healthy Eating Tips

Nutrition Tips

Learning about BMI

Helpful links:

Click here for a BMI calculator to calculate your own BMI!

Here is an article with more information to help you better understand BMI.

Eating Ethically


Helpful links:

If you are interested in more information on ways you can reduce food waste, check out these tips from the Environmental Protection Agency:

If you have questions about the recycling services available in Fort Worth check out:

If you are interested in further information on sustainability check out this great article from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: