I love food, love eating and love helping others navigate the world of food. My first nutrition course in college opened up my eyes to food as something that can influence our health and bodies in a myriad of amazing ways. I became and remained a health nut for the majority of my college career. For a longtime I believed wholeheartedly that food, whenever possible, should be our prevention and “medicine.” Those were not my best years–I walked a very thin line between health-minded and disordered in my eating. Orthorexia was probably an accurate unofficial diagnosis for my preoccupation with perfecting my diet and body. Luckily between my nutrition & dietetics degree and other life events, I was nudged back toward normal eating. Not everyone is so lucky.
Professionally, I’ve worn many hats. I’ve been a Registered Dietitian, certified in the state of Washington, for nearly 15 years. As such I’ve been a hospital dietitian, dialysis dietitian, and general outpatient dietitian. I’ve taught cooking classes for general health, for people with diabetes, and many more. I run a support group for parents, teach online feeding classes and blog. In my current work with clients I incorporate principles from Intuitive Eating, Eating Competence and Health at Every Size. I’m also a wife, mother of two, and share my home with two big labradoodles.