Ryan Brookbank is the co-founder and Director of Food Operations at Healthy Xpress. Her main role at Healthy Xpress is creating the menus for meal plans, purchasing ingredients, and working with kitchen staff on new nutritious recipes. Due to her inquisitive nature, she is always seeking out new ways to understand the many facets of how to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
She is a Certified Nutritionist through Precision Nutrition and this education has given her the tools needed to engage with clients who seek out nutritional advice. She also holds a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer certificate. She usually knows which healthy meal plan to recommend. She also has a Master's Degree in Marine Biology from Nova South Eastern University.
Growing up her mom had a full-time job but always made sure to provide nutritious meals from scratch for her family. Witnessing this labor of love for food is what laid the groundwork for Ryan’s interest in cooking healthy yet delicious meals. Ryan’s father instilled her love for nature at an early age by sharing his love of scuba diving with her. Having been diagnosed with Asthma at an early age, she discovered the connection between food and health. Over time Ryan realized in order to enjoy her hobbies she had to have a healthy mind and body. Her hobbies in life include playing the piano, scuba diving, cooking, traveling, hiking, and good food! Knowing that she can change one person’s life is her main reason for doing what she does every day.