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Jill Hickey

Jill is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has provided medical nutrition therapy in a variety of settings: while a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician in the hospital setting, she provided nutrition support to patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of Chicago Medical Center; the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Burn Unit at Bridgeport Hospital and has assessed and counseled patients, young and old, with various medical conditions.

preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey
March 24th, 2022

“I’m doing keto.” “I was on Whole 30.” “I'm doing a cleanse.” “I've been yo-yo dieting my whole life.” If I had a dollar for every time I've heard something of this sort, I would be a rich woman. 

preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey
March 17th, 2022

We’ve all heard this advice before: “If you’re trying to conceive, take folic acid.” But why? And what is folic acid? How does it help? Is it different than folate? So. Many. Questions.

preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey
March 11th, 2021

In theory, taking a prenatal vitamin could be considered one of the easiest things you can do when thinking about TTC (trying to conceive).

Wellness

By: Jill Hickey
September 26th, 2019

It’s a typical day. I have my lunch ready to go, packed perfectly with leftovers from the night before, or with a colorful salad I loaded up with whole grains this morning. I also have my nuts and fruit for a snack. It’s a perfect lunch-boxed plan, made ahead of time and with enough options to get me through the day, feeling energized and productive at work.