Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and former chronic dieter. For years I struggled with poor body image and subjected myself to crash dieting to lose weight. After years of failing to attain my ideal body, I came to the realization that this was the body I was given and I needed to learn to be content with it. It was my job to accept it and honor it for the gift that was. Oh, the freedom that was found in letting that go!
After coming to this conclusion in my personal life, I also applied it to my professional practice. If I struggled this much as a dietitian, what were my clients going through with the advice that I was giving them? Through ongoing education and research about body image, nutrition, and weight science, I’ve seen my practice gradually evolve into a more compassionate way of approaching overall health and nutrition.
My philosophy is called “eat with grace” and is based on the concept of intuitive eating with a weight-neutral approach. My mission is to help you improve your relationship with food and your body so you can enjoy life. For those with chronic disease requiring medical nutrition therapy, I encourage making small, evidenced-based changes in your eating and lifestyle habits that will have a big impact over time. I do view my world through a biblical lens, so I love to incorporate my faith into my practice at the request of my clients.
I love to write about all nutrition topics. Feel free to contact me with questions that you would like me to answer through my blog.
I provide professional healthcare consulting services in the state of North Dakota, but I am also available to work with you one-on-one in person, over the phone, or online via video chat. If you are not quite ready to take that step, you can follow me on social media to learn more about me and what I stand for. I look forward to connecting with you!
My Credentials & Professional Involvement
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
- Licensed Registered Dietitian (LRD) by the state of North Dakota
- Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
- Currently serving on the North Dakota Board of Dietetic Practice
- Treasurer of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
- Behavioral Health Dietetic Practice Group member
- Diabetes Care & Education Practice Group member
- Former president of the North Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Behind the scenes
When I am not playing dietitian, I am a wife to Joel, mom to Tucker and Aubrey, and dog mom to a rescued pitpull named Lily.
This is one of my favorite family pictures of us, because it displays our life is such a real and raw way.
Tucker is my twelve-year-old who loves Minecraft, riding bike, and being with friends.
My sweet Aubrey is ten. She has a brain disease called leukoencephalopathy with severe developmental delays. She has taught me so much about life and love, and I am thankful for every second I have with her.
I love coffee, books, gardening, DIY projects, being outdoors, and thunderstorms.