About SHELBY THE RD

Your Health Matters

Shelby The RD, LLC was founded in February of 2020 by Shelby Bradford in Dallas, TX. At the time, Shelby worked in an acute care hospital setting where she spent the majority of her time charting in medical records rather than talking face to face with patients. When she had the opportunity to spend more than five minutes with a patient, Shelby enjoyed giving them the education needed to improve their health. Unfortunately, she saw time and time again that patients were readmitted with the same problems. She then decided to work with patients before they required hospitalization, and give them the ongoing support and accountability they need to make lifestyle changes long term.

As she built the company, Shelby knew it was important to help her clients focus on realistic changes that were evidence-based. Because of this, she does not prescribe restrictive diets. The evidence shows that a focus on health, not weight, provides optimal outcomes. Shelby and each dietitian she employs understands that true physical health can not be obtained at the detriment of mental and emotional well being. Shelby and her team of dietitians focus on the whole individual and not weight or BMI.  They promote health at every size and do not tolerate or engage in weight bias. Everyone should be an active participant in their care, and at Shelby The RD, LLC, every client is given the opportunity to have a say in their treatment.