Briauna Pate, RDN, LDN  


Briauna Pate is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitians, at Ascend Champaign-Urbana. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, prior to moving to Champaign, IL where she completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Northern Colorado with a focus in nutrition education and counseling.

Briauna knew early on that she had an interest in nutrition as she was actively involved in sports and knew in order to perform well, she needed to fuel her body well. Her family cultivated this interest as they pursued a healthy and active lifestyle. Over the course of her undergraduate education, she gained experience working in various parts of the nutrition field and specifically developed a desire to work with people struggling with eating disorders.

Briauna has interned and worked part-time at Ascend since 2016 and upon completion of her internship, joined the team full-time.

Currently, Briauna plans and leads meals for the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), leads nutrition education groups, leads individual nutrition counseling sessions, and facilitates bioDensity training sessions. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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