Meghan is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in the Greater Boston area. She studied nutrition and dietetics at the University of Rhode Island and completed her dietetic internship at the University of New Hampshire. After graduating her internship, she worked in community nutrition with low-income and at-risk populations. As much as she loved it, she knew private coaching was her passion and she started her private practice in 2017.
She utilizes Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® principles in her practice. She has been featured on Self, Bustle, Recovery Warriors, and her former blog, Sundaes for the Soul. She is a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She focuses on compassionate, weight-inclusive wellness with the hope of helping women feel at home in their bodies. When she's not working, she's usually reading, drinking good coffee, or playing with her cat, Potato.
Like many people, I learned from a young age that thinness and weight loss in valued in our culture and that dieting is just what women did. From there, I spiraled down into years of dieting, body hate, shame, guilt, disordered eating and exercise obsession. For most of my teen years and into my twenties, my body was the enemy- always trying to sabotage me when I was being "good" and never responding to the diet plans or workouts the way the book promised they would. When I finally had enough and realized that I could make peace with my body, my life changed. Learning that I could take care of my body in ways that actually felt good and gentle to my body was turning point; the freedom that came with giving up diets, workout regimens, rules, and the proverbial wagon was hugely transformative. Since then, it's been my mission not only to help women give up dieting for good and accept their bodies, but to change the culture that teaches them their bodies were wrong to begin with.
In my work with clients, I take a weight inclusive, non-diet approach to nutrition meaning that I'll never prescribe you a diet (ever). I am a Health at Every Size® practitioner meaning I'm more concerned with your habits and relationship to food than I am your weight. I believe that health is multi-faceted and looks different for everyone. Instead of prescribing you a meal plan or diet, we'll work together to find a sustainable way to honor your physical, mental and emotional health that feels good in your body and mind.
WHAT DO I BELIEVE IN?
- A NON-JUDGMENTAL APPROACH. So often, people are worried to tell dietitians what they eat or what they weigh for fear of being judged. I am not the "food police" and I'll never judge you for what you eat, what you weigh or any other decisions you make about your body.
- INTUITION. We are all born with an innate sense of what our bodies need. Unfortunately, we live in a culture that often teaches us to ignore those signals. I want to help you reconnect with that intuition.
- COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS. Health is multi-faceted and it's important to consider physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. I believe in considering all facets when making behavior change.
- WEIGHT INCLUSIVITY. I believe that health is not dependent on weight; instead, I believe in making nutrition and food choices with health (not weight) in mind.
- COMPASSION. Food is a personal, intimate topic for so many. I believe in treating everyone with compassion and helping my clients be compassionate with themselves.
INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH ME?
I am currently accepting new clients for nutrition coaching. I see clients virtually from all over the United States and my hours include evenings and weekends. I would love to work with you if you're hoping to find food and body freedom and heal your relationship to food.
Why New Moon?
I've always felt a connection with the moon and the ebbs and flows that come with it. Like the lunar cycle, we have ebbs and flows in our lives. New moons symbolize renewal and new beginnings. It's the best time to take stock of your life, start new projects, and set new intentions. It's a time to start anew. No matter what phase the moon is in, after years of dieting, disordered eating and unhealthy habits, sometimes what we need is a period of regrowth and renewal while we get on the path to a healthier, happier, more fulfilled life. Like the moon, we are all very powerful and I wanted the name of my practice to reflect that magic!