Brooke Horn DeKofsky – M.P.H., R.D., L.E.
Brooke takes care of the nutritional needs of our clients by planning healthy, balanced meals that provide complete nutrition and taste good too. She also works one-on-one with eating disorder clients to help them plan their path to a healthy relationship with food, cope with food-related stressors and learn appropriate ways to keep weight on or off. Brooke is sincerely dedicated to keeping our teens well and teaching them about the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual benefits of eating a healthy, balanced diet.
Brooke graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. While she was earning her Bachelor’s Degree, Brooke became a Peer Health Counselor. It was during her stint as a health counselor that Brooke discovered her passion for Public Health. To further her education in this field, she went on to earn her Masters of Public Health from UCLA in combination with a Deitetic Internship at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in West Los Angeles.
After completing her internship, Brooke worked for a Federally Qualified Health Clinic as part of their Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) in collaboration with the Los Angeles Best Babies Network. During this time, Brooke learned a great deal about perinatal nutrition and how it sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating habits. As a Registered Dietitian, Brooke understands the critical importance of good nutrition on mental health and human development. In her work at Adolescent Growth, Brooke shares her knowledge with teens and inspires them to take care of their bodies and reap the wonderful rewards of a balanced diet.
Brooke also has specialties in weight loss and chronic disease management. She assists teens who are most in need of nutritional guidance, such as diabetics and the overweight, underweight and obese. She instructs our teens in groups on good nutrition, weight management, diet and wellness and much more.