Over the past three years at Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center, Meghan has run the Hc3 Weight Loss Program, counseled patients on specialized diets (Anti-Inflammatory, Food Allergies, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, etc), as well as served as the national volunteer coordinator for The Run: Moving Natural Medicine Forward. She teaches “Gluten Free Beginners” and “Sugar Shock” monthly classes at the Gluten Free Specialty Store. She is also works with the Sacramento County Office of Education – Infant Development Program to educate families on how to properly feed families.
Meghan was diagnosed with celiac disease at a young age and understands the huge impact that food can have on our health. She studied nutrition at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she completed over 1200 hours of internships in local hospitals and in the community. After graduation, she served as a member of the Mercy Volunteer Corps for a year and volunteered full-time at Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento. She taught diabetes classes to the homeless guests and worked one-on-one helping to empower individuals to take control of their health.
Meghan then worked as a Pediatric Dietitian at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Southern California before returning to the East Coast to continue her work with children in an Early Intervention Program. In this work, she saw many sick children and families and recognized the tremendous need for nutrition education and disease prevention. She also continued her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and received her certification as a Holistic Health Counselor.
She has found her passion in working with individuals to develop a lifestyle that promotes wellness. She believes in the theory of bio-individuality: that each person has a unique genetic makeup and individual needs and that each person is an expert on living in his or her own body. She takes a holistic approach with individuals, knowing that while the food we eat directly affects our bodies, we are also nourished by many other facets of our lives including healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual practice (all considered “primary foods”). Meghan explores all of these areas with clients to help create a menu of true nourishment and transform lives to ones of health and happiness.
*If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dietitian Meghan or sign up for her monthly newsletter with healthy gluten free, dairy free recipes, please see her website, www.TrueNourishment.org, call 916.800.2115, or email Meghan@TrueNourishment.org.
Meghan is available to speak on the topics of:
- Gluten Intolerance and Food Allergies
- Children’s Nutrition
- Detox with Food
- Sugar Shock
- Basic Nutrition for Optimum Health & Wellness