Kaylee Santiago, Consultant Dietitian
Life is about balance for Kaylee Santiago, Nutrition Care Systems Consultant Dietitian.
“One of my favorite aspects about NCS is the work/life balance,” she stated. “I don’t have to choose between being a professional and a mom. I also love the NCS culture; it generates good communication and collaboration between all members.”
According to the NCS team, Kaylee’s passion for education and her clients make her a natural for the team.
“Kaylee is driven to succeed in the field of dietetics,” shared NCS’s Regional Manager, Amy Hook. “She has a strong knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and utilizes the skills she obtained during her time in acute care to strengthen her long-term care practice. In addition, Kaylee is very approachable and works well with her clients to help them achieve their individual goals to improve nutrition outcomes.”
With her childhood dream of being “successful” in mind, Kaylee also completed her Masters of Professional Practice-Dietetics.
“My greatest achievement in my career thus far has been in outpatient diet education,” she remembers. “I had the patient come back months later to tell me my education helped control their diabetes, and they wanted to say thank you. I love that about my job.”
When she has 30-minutes of free time, Kaylee is thrilled to sign up her children for “crazy things they will say they don’t want to do, but then turn out loving in the end.”
Kaylee also broke down some of her favorite interests outside of work:
Kitchen Hack: Perfect rice every time: 1.5c water, boil, 1c rice, boil, simmer for 20 min. Boom.
Food to Eat: Soursop (Guanabana)
Favorite Place to Visit: Any beach or NYC
Indoor/Outdoor Activity: Indoors – getting creative and repurposing items and outdoors – gardening!
Favorite Quote: “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott
At NCS, we recognize that our talented team makes a difference in the lives of our clients, and we are grateful to have Kaylee Santiago on our team!