Meet Patricia Kaufman, LDN, CCN, CISSN, MS, MBA

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Patricia Kaufman, a Licensed Functional Nutritionist, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Sports Nutritionist, and endurance athlete, is the owner of Purple Greens, a Chicago-based company providing nutritional guidance and expertise to a wide variety of clientele across the nation.

Knowing that no ‘one plan’ works for everyone, Patricia has developed a specialized approach to assisting her clients in achieving their goals. Whether it’s increased energy and health, optimal weight, assistance with medically-related issues, improved athletic success, or just to feel better, Patricia designs personalized programs to find what works best for each individual. Together, Patricia and her clients craft a comprehensive program that is easy to adjust and maintain, resulting in long-lasting benefits.

Patricia is currently pursuing her PhD candidate in Health and Performance and received a Masters in Nutrition and Functional Medicine and is a member of the American College of Nutrition. Combining her knowledge and expertise in fitness, nutrition, and wellness, Patricia helps her clients create and live their healthiest life. She continues to stay educated and updated on nutritional and performance topics through continuous education programs, including gut microbiome, energy efficiencies, thyroid function, Type 2 Diabetes, adrenal fatigue, detoxification, and endocrine disrupters.

As a course instructor, Patricia teaches nutrition, clinical assessments, clinical nutrition, micronutrients, and pathophysiology courses to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.

Patricia has completed numerous endurance events, including four Ironmans, over 20 marathons (including 6 Boston Marathons), DPR 50 mile trail run and (3) 50k North Face trail run and knows firsthand the importance of nutrition and its role in both athletic performance and overall health.

Patricia is active in her community. She has been a Girl Scout leader for 6 years, participates in her church's Harvest Kitchen program that feeds hundreds of homeless individuals, volunteers her nutritional services to those in need, including working with high school athletes on performance nutrition and grade-school girls on achieving a healthier body image.