Faith Keating, Registered Dietician

I was born and raised in the Memphis area where I met my wonderful husband of 10 years.  We share three beautiful children together and spend most of our free time chasing them around. Some of our favorite activities include traveling, camping, and soccer. Lots of soccer! Being a wife and mother is a job I hold in the highest regard and remains my greatest motivation in helping to create a healthier more sustainable future for generations to come.


The University of Memphis, Memphis TN, Masters in Clinical Nutrition from the College of Health Studies | December 2019

  • 1200 hours supervised internship 
  •  Graduate Research Assistant 

The University of Memphis, Memphis TN, Bachelors in Dietetics from the College of Health Studies  | May 2019

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Study Abroad

Cape Town, South Africa | June 2015

  • Visited the township of Masiphumelele to learn the nutritional challenges affecting low-income groups and the different programs designed to combat food insecurity 
  • Worked and explored community gardens designed to combat food insecurity and stave off nutrition-related diseases 
  • Attended sessions at the University of Cape Town and networked with dietitians and nutritionists. 

Certifications and Licensure

Prince Albert, South Africa 

  • Attended culinary classes at the African Relish located in the heart of the great Karoo.

Certified by the Commission on Dietetics Registration | April 2020 

  • Registration number: 86091030 

Certified Lactation Specialist | Expected: October 2022 

Professional Licensure

State of Mississippi | Issued: January 2020 

  • License number: D-2048 

State of Tennessee | Expected: September 2022

Publications and Presentations

  • Van der Merwe M, Moore D, Keating FH. The impact of a Dried Fruit and Vegetable Supplement and Fiber Rich Shake on Gut and Health Parameters in Female Healthcare workers: A Placebo-Controlled,  Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial. Microorganisms. 9(4): 843, 2021. 
  • Bloomer RJ, Butawan M, Van der Merwe M, Keating FH. An Assessment of the Glyconutrient  Ambrotose on Immunity, Gut Health, and Safety in Men and Women: A Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial. Nutrients. 12 (6): 175, 2020. 
  • “Time of Feeding Alters Obesity Associated Parameters and Gut Bacterial Communities, But not Fungal  Populations in C57BL/6 Mice.” Centers of Excellence in Faith & Health- Methodist Healthcare. 4/2019.  

Memberships and Committees

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  

  • Active Member: 2017 – present 
  • Attended FNCE both in person and virtually throughout my time as a member. 

Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

  • Active Member: 2018 – present  
  • Attended meetings while being a student member. 

Wound Care Committee  

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital; Jan 2020 – Dec 2021 
  • Attended virtual meetings and provided evidence-based practices to treat patients with various degrees of tissue injury and prevent further breakdown for those with compromised skin integrity.  

ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) 

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto; Jan 2020 – Dec 2021 
  • Met quarterly with members of the ERAS committee including anesthesiology, pharmacy,  registered nurses designated to ERAS floors, and physical therapy to improve surgical outcomes and decrease the length of stay for colorectal patients. 
  • Met bi-annually with ERAS dietitians in the tri-state area and Abbot nutrition representatives to stay informed on supplement protocols and best screening practices to enhance continuity of care. 


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