Meet the A Dash of Dana Nutrition Team
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and have been in the nutrition world, professionally, for 5 years.
Nutrition has a special place in my heart and has impacted me on a personal level as a female athlete. From a young age, I committed to understanding the power of nutrition on health, longevity, and performance.
A little about my academic background...because you do want to be sure you are receiving your information from qualified resources in this field! I received my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with minors in gerontology and sports nutrition from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2015. I completed my national board exam to become a RD/RDN in 2016. During my time as a clinical dietitian, I went on to get my Masters of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance from Logan University in 2019.
As of August 2022, I received my level 1 certification as metabolic efficiency training specialist (METS I). Metabolic efficiency is a process of improving the body's ability to utilize energy stores more efficiently through nutrition and exercise. You can learn more about this here.
In December 2022, I passed my board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD). This expanded my knowledge in working with athletes, so I can provide up to date, evidence - based practice to my athletes!
In my free time, I love spending time with my boyfriend and biggest life supporter, Corey, and our dog, Nala. I am a runner at heart and recently took up triathlon, which I have developed a deep passion for. I also enjoy resistance/ weight training, cooking, hiking, and being on the water in any form (kayak, paddle board, boat, swimming).
My philosophy in nutrition goes far beyond the food you put into your body. Together, we want to understand how food affects you, how it makes you feel, and what it does for you. Nutrition is all about supporting the complex systems that make up your body and listening to what your body needs so you can take on all that you ask your body to achieve.
So, let's fuel your body so you can LEVEL UP your performance in sport and your daily life!
Hello! I am Dana Eshelman, MS, RDN, CSSD METS I and Owner of A Dash of Dana
Hello! I am Erin Kloster.
I am the Creator at A Dash of Dana. You will see me on social media platforms and developing content behind the scenes.
You may have seen me on the A Dash of Dana Performance Nutrition Facebook. You will also see me in groups, emails, and blogs!
I am Colorado native and a lover of all things health and wellness!
I am currently a student at Colorado State University studying Food Science & Human Nutrition. My goal is to one day be a registered dietitian and help people establish healthy eating habits that are attainable and suitable to each person's lifestyle.