Doctor of Philosophy / Registered Dietitian Nutritionist / Licensed Dietitian
I graduated from the University of Minnesota where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and a Doctorate degree in Nutrition. I am also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Licensed Dietitian.
I have been passionate about food and nutrition since I was ten, when I told my mom I was eating according to the USDA’s food pyramid. Food and nutrition have come a long way since then. Research has brought us closer to understanding the intricate role nutrition plays in physical and mental health. However, like many areas of research, the more we discover, the more confusing it can become. During my nine year tenure in nutrition and food related research, I learned how frustrating nutrition information can be for consumers. Whether in the news, diet books, or from the food industry, the volume of misleading and contradicting information can be overwhelming. The good news is, to be healthy, you don’t have to be an expert in nutrition research. You just have to focus on what works for you, which is part science and part personal.
Food and nutrition are often common problems for people who live an otherwise fulfilling and successful life. I know many feel misguided and frustrated with their past efforts to become healthier. I believe that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to lifelong health and happiness. Food is a very intimate part of one’s life. That is why I am passionate about getting to know clients beyond the foods they eat. By establishing an open conversation based in trust and free from judgement, we can work together to pick health goals and the most sustainable way to attain them.
For more information please visit my personal website at: www.foodmattersllc.com