About us

About us

Gerwick & Associates, LLC provides high-quality registered dietitian consulting services throughout Kansas and Missouri. The company was founded by Clara Gerwick in 1964 and purchased by Carolyn Breeding, RD, LD, FADA in 2012. Cheryl Carson, MS, RD, LD is the Managing Partner.

Carolyn Breeding, RD, LD, FADA has more than 30 years of consulting and foodservice experience. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is affiliated with many other prominent professional foodservice organizations, including the Kentucky and Bluegrass Chapters of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. From 2001-2003, Carolyn served as the Chair of the Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists. From 2007-2008, she served as the Chair of the Consultant Dietitian Network. In 2008, Carolyn received the Medallion Award from the American Dietetic Association. She is a frequent nationwide speaker and presenter as well as a published writer and editor.

As the owner of Dietary Consultants, Inc., Breeding & Associates Educational Resources, and Quality Provider Services, Inc., the majority owner of Gerwick & Associates, LLC, Gerwick Purchasing, LLC, and NAPA Healthcare Connections, LLC, and the co-owner of Food Service Management Solutions, LLC, Carolyn provides unparalleled leadership to ensure a quality experience for her clients.

Cheryl Carson, MS, RD, LD, is the Managing Partner of Gerwick and Associates, LLC. She has been with the company since 1981. She began her career in high school as a menu hostess in a local hospital. Since then she has been a Consultant Dietitian, a Regional Director and Vice President of C.L. Gerwick and Associates and is now Managing Partner of Gerwick & Associates, LLC. Cheryl has more than thirty years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She has served as Area Coordinator, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor and the Nominating Committee for the Dietetics in Healthcare Communities Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Cheryl provides leadership to her employees to ensure a quality experience not only for the client but for the consultant.


Other Companies Owned / Operated by Carolyn Breeding



Breeding Review (BR)



Our primary goal is to offer a review that will help you understand the key concepts covered in all testing domains, make you comfortable with the computerized testing format (including the revised CDR test specifications), and ultimately help you pass the RD Examination.


Nutrition Associates Purchasing Alliance (NAPA)



An organization that provides group purchasing services to healthcare facilities throughout Kentucky and the regions surrounding. Developed without membership fee collection by healthcare professionals as an “entrepreneurial stewardship” to other professionals in the industry, NAPA strives to create a dynamic marketplace, offering unique programs and services tailored to control costs and create profitability for its organizational members.


Quality Provider Services (QPS)



A unique contract billing agent for Medicare Part B services such as enteral, surgical dressings, urological/ostomy supplies and other related services covered under Medicare Part B. We currently bill for 78 facilities in four states. At present, we have a denial rate of less than 4% and a proven track record of returning more actual revenue to the facility.


Food Service Management Solutions (FSMS)



Food Service Management Solutions is a crucial resource while designing and maintaining your food service operation. We offer comprehensive consulting services in both design and operations for hospitality and franchise businesses, universities and K-12 school districts, healthcare facilities, and many other venues.


Dietary Consultants, Inc.



Dietary Consultants, Inc. is the leader in the provision of high quality registered dietitian consulting services throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Indiana, and other surrounding states.

G&A employs a dynamic and diverse team of professional registered, licensed dietitians who work daily in a variety of care settings including:
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Personal Care Homes
  • Acute Care and Long Term Acute Care Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • WIC Clinics
  • Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Hospice Care
  • Administration on Aging Agencies
  • LTAC
  • Acute Care Hospitals