About

Hi, I’m Grace.

I help women with nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy.

 

 

While working as a Registered Dietitian, I found that the nutrition info women receive to prepare for motherhood was so lacking. You’re limited to lists of foods you cannot eat, told to take a vitamin [but which one(s)?!], and warned to gain “just enough” weight. You’re left googling non-stop to get the support you need – but feeling information-overload in the process.

 

 

To me, ^this version of prenatal care is unhelpful, and even harmful. I wanted women to be able to feel confident and empowered about nutrition during motherhood.

 

 

So, I developed The CALM Method as the solution: an approach to wellness during preconception and pregnancy that supports you completely. With this method, I counsel families on nutrition through fertility, pregnancy, and breastfeeding to make sure both parent and baby are as healthy as possible. I’m thrilled to work together to support you in this journey!

Do any of these sound like you?

  • You’re pregnant (or want to be!) and want to ensure you’re set up for the healthiest pregnancy possible
  • You’re struggling with infertility and seeking sound nutrition advice to help support conception
  • You consume SO much nutrition info online that you have no idea what’s right vs. wrong anymore
  • You’re busy! So you need to know what nutrition strategies are actually worth your time & energy
  • You feel like food is a source of stress, anxiety, guilt, or shame
  • You have struggled with disordered eating or dieting and find some of these behaviors reappearing with pregnancy
  • You’ve got breastfeeding questions and need more guidance than just Google

If you had any “yes’s”…then we’re meant to be!

More about Grace

Qualifications

Education

  • Master of Science in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition – Tufts University
  • Master of Arts in Lactation – Union Institute & University
  • Supervised Practice in Clinical Nutrition – University of Virginia
  • Bachelor of Arts – Colgate University

 

Credentials

    • Registered Dietitian
    • Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist in Tennessee & Maryland
    • Certified Lactation Counselor
    • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

 

Expertises

  • Preconception, Prenatal & Postpartum Nutrition
  • Eating Disorders
  • Intuitive Eating & Dieting Recovery
  • Breastfeeding & Lactation
  • Women’s Health Nutrition (for menopause, PCOS, Hashimoto’s, etc.)

Values

  • Individuality. No lifestyle fits everyone. Otherwise, nutrition would be easy! Different foods work for different people. In our work together, we’ll determine what uniquely fits you.
  • Authenticity. Life can be hard and people are messy. Clients can “show up” as they are and that is always enough.
  • Evidence Basis. No pseudoscience here – just counseling rooted in research. As a Registered Dietitian, I uphold high standards for information that I provide.
  • Foods First. While supplements can be helpful for filling in gaps, I believe we should first meet our needs through food.