I'm Sarah, your honest and heart-centered non-diet dietitian specializing in holistic nutrition for wellness.  

I help moms and dads, families and children.  Together we can assist young people onto a good path for life regarding nutrition, sports performance, and self-care.  We focus on food and nutrition, the feeding relationship, and the disposition and development of your child.

I also help people who are trying to figure out all this "diet" and "nutrition" talk, doing the best that you can in this diet-centric culture we live in.  With my help we can sift through the useless stuff to get to the truth (highlighting your personal values) when it comes to food and your relationship with your body.  My office is a safe space to talk, reflect and illuminate your true self.

Sports performance is also one of my specialties, and I love working with athletes to help them gain a competitive edge with food. An avid mountain biker myself, I love to help cyclists and runners learn the ins and outs of periodized, specialized nutrition.

My approach is all about collaboration, where you are the star player in taking care of yourself with food. I hope to come alongside people in their process. My main modality is motivational interviewing, which focuses on behavior change.

I am a trauma-informed practitioner that is aware of systemic pressures placed on people in larger bodies, brown and black bodies, female/trans/non-binary bodies and other marginalized people. While not perfect, I attempt to be an ally for you in the process of reclaiming your power and space when it comes to food, eating and your body. To that end, I work with a limited number of sliding scale clients who face challenges in getting nutrition therapy care. Contact me for more info.

 


Formal Credentials:

RD / RDN, Registered Dietitian nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2017

MS, Nutritional Science, California State University-Los Angeles, 2016

BA, Religion and Theatre, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2006

Harvesting salad greens at the farm in Oregon, 2010

Harvesting salad greens at the farm in Oregon, 2010

Street Cred:

Like most of us, my first job was working with food!  I started out as a hostess at a restaurant in high school, moved on to working in many a kitchen after college, then worked within and advocated for local food system development throughout my 20s.  As I worked as part of an organic farming collective and completed a long-distance hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (from Mexico to Mt. Shasta), I slowly realized that what I really wanted to do was help people find lightness with nutrition and food by helping them understand nutrition better and putting it into context.  

My training as a Registered Dietitian allows me to see the beautiful, intricate and miraculous ways our bodies support us and adapt to the stresses we place on them. 

I live in Redondo Beach with my husband and two young kids.  On the weekends you can usually find us riding bikes, surfing and playing in the waves, or running around at the park.

You can also find me teaching indoor cycling at the Center for Health and Fitness at Beach Cities Health District, and at the Torrance South Bay YMCA.