Years ago, I watched my grandparents suffer from complications of poorly controlled diabetes and heart disease. I saw how they buried their heads in the sand and mostly ignored their diseases, trying to pretend their health conditions didn’t exist.
I noticed that they didn’t fully understand the instructions they got from their doctors. Like most people, my grandparents had trouble understanding medical words, test results, and doctor’s instructions. They never connected the idea that good nutrition meant good health. Ultimately, they spent many years in poor health before their deaths.
I realized that I had very few positive examples of healthy eating habits as a child. I didn’t know what it meant to have a positive relationship with food.
I earned a Master of Public Health degree in nutrition and became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I also earned several specialty certifications including Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
I found my passion helping people connect the way they feel to what they eat and helping them to realize that achieving good health doesn’t have to feel so hard. I promise to do my best to meet you wherever you are and to help you focus on becoming your healthiest self. It’s my privilege to honor your choices and your challenges while helping you work toward your goals.