My name is Jenna, a registered dietitian nutritionist, wife to a strength coach, and working mom of 3 babies under 5.
In my pre-baby days, I fueled the lives of pro athletes--using food to help them perform, recover, sleep, and feel better.
Currently, as a functional/integrative dietitian I combine the clinical + practical to help patients and families maximize their health.
As a wife & mama, my goal is to nurture my people through wholesome food...but not at the expense of other things...
...Not at the expense of my precious time with them
...Not at the expense of delicious foods and family traditions
...Not at the expense of a blown budget
...Not at the expense of my SANITY!
I created this space to provide simple, clear, solutions to cultivate a healthy lifestyle for our families. My hope for this site is to give you more than just ideas and recipes, but to provide you with a system + practical information that works for your family....YOUR health goals, YOUR schedule, YOUR budget, YOUR own tastebuds and preferences and traditions.
We will lay it alllll out on the table. This space will be heavy on the healthy food for real life, and lighter on the perfectly styled acai bowls.
But, lets back up a bit, shall we....
In 2009, I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition science and a concentration in exercise science. This same year, Brandon and I got married–10 months after meeting in the football weight room at UT. At the time, I was an intern for the Sports Nutrition department and he was a Graduate Assistant for football under the great Coach Phillip Fulmer. It just sounds like such a typical meathead story, doesn't it?
Brandon is a high school strength and conditioning coach and offensive line coach. I realize I am biased, but I seriously believe he is the best in the biz, and it shows with his teams continued success. The best part is that he is equally passionate about building meaningful relationships with his players. He is the brains behind the workouts that will be posted here.
In 2011, I received my Masters in nutrition science & exercise science and became a registered dietitian. During this time, I was the Assistant Sports Dietitian for the collegiate athletes at UT and was the team nutritionist for the Nashville Predators NHL hockey team. I also worked with several minor and major league MLB players during their off-season training.
When I hung up my sports nutritionist hat to become a mom, I realized that I needed to use food to thrive just as much as the pros did. I need all that energy, immunity, recovery....all that anti-aging and thriving this life had to offer. But, I needed it with a heavy dose of simplicity.
Fast forward to 2017 and we have 3 babies under 5. I work part-time as a functional nutritionist alongside an Integrative MD at a medical practice. I help people customize and implement the best diet and supplement regime for their individual goals....weight loss, anti-aging, recovery from a chronic disease or illness, cellular detoxification or anything in between.
Thank You for being here! I'm truly so excited you've joined me on this journey to nourish ourselves and our loves.