Meet the ‘Peoples’

About Kelsey Peoples, MS, RDN (Owner and Counselor)


Kelsey holds a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University with a minor in Nutrition as well as an M.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from Montclair State University.

She has worked extensively with nutrition and health-related research to better understand the factors that impact food choice and eating behaviors.

She became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in 2017 and has experience working as a clinical dietitian at a top medical center in New Jersey in addition to her private practice work.

Kelsey founded The Peoples Plate out of her desire to help clients create real change in their lives. Sessions are based upon her philosophy that there are three critical components that can help any client make the nutrition-related changes that they need:

  1. Learn science-based nutrition information to fully understand healthy food choices, how our bodies respond to different foods, why certain foods are more nourishing than others, and how to personalize your diet based on your own medical history
  2. Develop behavioral skills that will actually work with your lifestyle and improve your routine food choices, creating new patterns for a healthier life
  3. Find a sustainable balance that will help you be successful in the long run, whether that means weight loss, following a therapeutic diet for a medical condition, or simply improving your overall diet quality.


Counseling can take place in our Ramsey, NJ office or virtually via video sessions with our HIPAA-compliant online platform, which allows you to book sessions that are convenience and can fit into your busy lifestyle. You can also book sessions online, submit any paperwork directly through the online portal, share digital food diaries with Kelsey, and communicate with Kelsey easily between sessions.