Hi there! Welcome to the neighborhood! I’m Natasha and I’m so happy to be your dietitian next door! There are so many reasons I love food and spend so much of my life focusing on food. One of my favorite reasons is that food provides an opportunity for families to gather. My goal is to bring your family and mine to the table every day where we can demonstrate life long healthy eating habits, talk, share, and laugh together. My table is surrounded by the people I love and cherish most – my husband, Blake, and our twins.
Over my 18 years as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), I feel that more often than not, it is my ability to relate to people and listen to their frustrations and roadblocks that helps them more than my nutrition knowledge. Just like money management, most of us generally know what to do, but the application of it can be a challenge with the complexities of life. So, like a friendly next door neighbor who has your back (and a meal for you after you have a baby) I’m here for ya, friend! My goal is to hold your hand during your nutrition journey, bringing simple and healthy meals to your table that use ingredients that the whole family will enjoy.
Before I had a family of my own to gather around a table, I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics. After completing that degree, I did a year long internship at the Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. I completed my registration examination and headed back west. I’ve worked at a variety of hospitals and settings over the years, from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit to nursing homes and every age group in between. I’ve spent the bulk of my career at a world renowned hospital in Arizona.
There are lots of diet plans and methods to lose weight and as long as they don’t involve eating disorders or other dangers, I am happy to cheer people on with what works for them. On this website, I’ll share recipes and plans that work for me and the clients I have worked with over the years. A plan that is a lifestyle rather than a diet. A plan that excludes no food groups, times of day or starving, or has you tethered to your calorie counting app. A plan that you can model in front of your children and not worry that you are planting seeds for an eating disorder. A plan that is intuitive and delicious.
Welcome to the ‘hood . . .I just love friendly new neighbors!