THE POSITIVE NUTRITION APPROACH
The foundation of Positive Nutrition is to help individuals, communities and experts create positive relationships with food. Through individual nutrition therapy, online courses, training for experts and more, Positive Nutrition provides sustainable, practical and positive health and nutrition solutions.
Although weight-neutrality and intuitive eating inform the way we approach our clients, it doesn't mean we are unable or unwilling to discuss weight concerns. If this is important to our clients, it's important to us! Together, we will discover powerful positive ways to approach nutrition and health that don't leave you feeling guilty or shameful about food or your body. We don't promote any type of one-size-fits-all promises about health and nutrition and instead, use our expertise and training in nutrition and behavior change to help you find sustainable and positive solutions for life.
We respect all backgrounds and promise to be supportive and understanding of each of our clients regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religion, political leaning etc. This is a safe place for all!
MEET THE TEAM
ARYANE OAR, MS, RDN
During graduate school, she gained substantial experience in counseling and wellness promotion. Her passion for promoting health aligns with the Intuitive Eating approach as she seeks to help her clients develop a pleasant relationship with food and body image and to reject the diet mentality. She is also glad she can bring two cultures into one setting!
KATIE DAVIS, RDN
Katie has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for 13 years and has a love of helping people develop healthy, sustainable relationships with food and their bodies. She takes a behavioral approach to food & nutrition and approaches her clients from a weight-neutral paradigm, consistent with the Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating models. She specializes in eating disorders, chronic dieting, disordered eating and family feeding dynamics.
Katie is one of a small number of dietitians uniquely qualified to help provide specialized support as clients navigate migraine disease.
PAIGE SMATHERS, RDN
Nutrition Therapist, Podcaster, Writer, Course Instructor
As a nutrition therapist, Paige supports each client to find positive solutions to the questions and struggles they're experiencing with food and/or body image. Together, we find ways to learn to make peace with food and body in a weight-neutral, positive way. Paige specializes in practical, down-to-earth solutions for individuals in eating disorder recovery, and those struggling with chronic dieting. She also enjoys helping families get into a comfortable groove with feeding dynamics and family meals. She works individually with clients, teaches multiple online courses, hosts the Nutrition Matters Podcast, and owns Positive Nutrition.
JESSIE HOFFMAN, PhD, RD
Positive Nutrition 101 co-instructor
Jessie has a PhD in nutrition sciences and is also a registered dietitian. Her graduate work researched the effects of nutritional components on gut health and cardiovascular disease. She has a strong passion for educating individuals about nutrition and the power of nourishing body and mind.
Jessie joined the team in 2018 and working as an intern with Positive Nutrition helping with curriculum development, scientific research, and website management. She is the co-instructor for the Positive Nutrition 101 online course.