Cara Henderson

Cara Henderson



Nutrition and wellness, family and parenting


Texas A&M University


Making a difference by helping others is the reason I entered into a health profession, and it continues to be the reason I write.

— Cara Henderson


Cara has 18 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She has worked for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and a clinical drug trial company. She has also provided outpatient nutrition counseling as the owner of a private practice. Her focus areas are pregnancy, pediatrics, and autoimmune disease.

Cara's writing and editing experience includes serving on the editorial board of Preemie magazine, and 17 years of experience writing for health and wellness publications.


Cara received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Nutrition from Texas A&M University.

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