Our Team

Carol Banister, RD/LD, MS, CDE

Founder Banister Nutrition LLC

Carol is a Registered Dietitian and the Founder of Banister Nutrition LLC. She opened the doors 38 years ago and has been a trailblazer in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas ever since

She completed her Dietetic Internship at Kansas State University. She has been recognized by her alma mater as Entrepreneur of the Year and serves as an alumni board member for the College of Human Ecology. She served as the President of the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for many years and worked with the Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association as a pioneer in the field of eating disorders. Carol also serves on the internship board at Oklahoma State University.

What makes Carol’s practice so unique is the care she takes to understand not only your food choices but also the emotion behind your choices. Food is the core of your health, but for many of her patients, driving factors such as anxiety, stress, depression, and many emotional/mental health issues guide those choices. 

During your initial appointment with Carol, don’t expect to be handed a rigid meal plan or list of food rules. Do expect to be met with a compassionate, motivational conversation.

Carol is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Certified Pump Trainer. While she specializes in diabetes, she also works with Celiac, PCOS, eating disorders, and FODMAP patients. 

In her free time, Carol enjoys remaining active through cycling, hiking, yoga, working in her flower gardens, or attending a Bible study. She loves spending time with her son and family in Edmond and her daughter and family in Denver.

“On a daily basis I get to hear about and participate in the process of people making changes with thinking, self -talk, behaviors, food, nutrition and movement. They get happier, healthier, more energetic, and empowered. I will never in a million years tire of watching this transformation in the lives of those who have trusted us.”