At Choosing Nutrition, our Registered Dieticians, Nutritionists, Chefs, and Coaches will help you make smarter nutrition choices. We help you determine whether certain foods fit your lifestyle and preference.
We believe that when it comes to healthy eating, it means more than just having the right balance of nutrients. Instead of imposing strict rules or diet plans, our writers focus on educating and offering gentle nutrition advice. We understand that changes, no matter how small, take time.
Since our inception, we do this one thing really well – we write tons of information about anything nutrition. Anything from Are Chia Seeds Gluten Free? to Is Ricotta Keto? and even topics like Vegan Popcorn Brands. Additionally, we provide healthier alternatives to many popular brands you likely grew up eating.
About Me, The Founder
Hello! My name is Pam. My nutrition journey began 10 years ago. Throughout college, I worked in the restaurant industry. Being exposed to different cuisines, I always enjoyed trying new foods. However, they were not always the most nutritious. With time and research, I began to learn more about how certain foods impact my well-being. Instead of focusing on one specific diet, I decided to live a healthy lifestyle. I eat whole, fresh foods at least 80% of the time, while aiming to eliminate processed foods, refined sugar, and simple carbohydrates. However, I am all for an occasional indulgence!
I love eating whole foods but most importantly, I love sharing my passion, experiences, and knowledge with others – there’s a reason I chose to start a nutrition blog! I enjoy trying new recipes, new items at grocery stores (yes, I’m talking Primal Kitchen and Hu at Costco!), and new restaurants. While I’m not a professional chef, I love spending time in the kitchen and preparing simple but nourishing recipes.
Anyhow, one day I spoke to my brother who’s been quite successful with creating online brands. He convinced me that my passion has a place online and that millions of Americans are searching for nutrition advice every single day. As an enthusiast, I spent hundreds of hours researching different foods and wanted to bring my knowledge to the world.
And so the idea of ChoosingNutrition.com came to mind. We thought – wouldn’t it be great to create one of the most comprehensive nutrition resources online?
That’s what we set out to do, and in a matter of just a few short months, we partnered up with 30+ industry experts and licensed professionals. We aim to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information we can possibly find.
Our Team (Just a Few of Us)
Meghan Stoops – Registered Dietitian & Licensed Nutritionist
Meghan Stoops is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist born and raised in San Jose, California.
Growing up, she struggled with disordered eating and poor self-image.
On a journey to learn to love herself, she discovered a passion for nutrition and dietetics.
Dedicated to helping others learn the healing powers of food, Meghan uses the platform of writing to help make nutrition simple for everyone.
Ashley Patrick – Registered Dietitian
Ashley is a registered dietitian who enjoys helping others develop healthy habits that fit seamlessly into their everyday life.
She believes in a balanced approach to health with nutrition, physical activity, and mental health being the main focus.
Through nutrition education and counseling, she has helped countless individuals take back their health and improve their quality of life.
Also, develop a balanced approach to maintaining their health long-term.
Diana Gariglio-Clelland – Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Care Specialist
Diana Gariglio-Clelland is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.
She obtained her Bachelor’s in Nutrition from the University of Idaho in 2012 and has worked in clinical, community, and primary care nutrition settings.
Diana is passionate about helping others improve their health, wellness and enjoyment of life. She believes every person can make changes to better their health, and believes she’s only a guide in the process.
Her goal is to empower others to change their lifestyle habits in a positive, sustainable way. She currently works as a freelancer on various health- and nutrition-related projects.
Kelsey Butler – Registered Dietitian
Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master’s in Nutrition Sciences. She is an expert in nutrition research, recipe and menu development, dietary advice, and food sciences.
Currently, she is working on a culinary nutrition certification, as well as working as a nutrition researcher for a health app and starting a meal planning business. Kelsey takes a mindful approach at nutrition and values the creation of healthy relationships with all foods.
She also understands the importance of providing others with information about different food that anyone can enjoy, no matter their dietary restrictions or preferences.
When she’s not focusing on the world of nutrition, Kelsey has a passion for cooking, enjoys the outdoors, stays active, and loves to travel.
Christine VanDoren – Nutritionist
Christine is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist with an undergraduate degree from Missouri State University.
Her passion is helping others learn how strong and healthy they can become by transforming their daily habits. Actually, she’s passionate about everything in the health and wellness world!
She believes that fitness and nutrition are very important to a person’s happiness, and she strives to work towards gaining as much knowledge as possible so she can to help others improve themselves.
Christine spends most of her time in the gym, hiking, painting, and learning how she can influence others through positivity.
A huge part of our process is to continue improving the information offered on our website. We routinely check our guides and update them as needed. To our loyal readers – we strongly encourage your feedback. Drop us an email, and we’ll do our best to reply as soon as we can.
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