My Services

Nutrition Consultations: Individual or Partner

Get on the path to a healthier you. One-on-one or partner consultations give you specific and meaningful nutrition advice for your health and sports performance needs.

Workshops, Corporate Wellness, Health Fairs

Fun, interactive, engaging, and perfect for your sports team, club, or wellness program. Pick from popular topics, or request a custom-designed workshop tailored to your group’s needs.

Virtual Consults

Video chat consultations so you can access the dietitian without having to come into the office.

Nutrition Knowledge Blog

Top 7 reasons you need a dietitian

This article originally appears in the June 2017 edition of Portland Metro Living.   Top 7 reasons you need a dietitian   Are you confused about nutrition information you’ve heard? Blogs, magazines, books, friends, family, and even doctors and naturopaths sometimes give confusing or conflicting nutrition advice. One article might say to avoid carbs or

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Maximize Nutrition for that Mental Edge

Maximize nutrition for that mental edge This article also appears on Visit to set up an appointment with Elliott Waksman, an excellent sports psychologist.    You want that edge. You need the skill, power, endurance, and drive to win. You spend countless hours training. You get the right equipment. You practice endless drills. Your

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No more picky eaters! Teach your kids to have a good relationship with food.

This article appears in the April/May 2017 issue of Portland Metro Living.   If you are a parent or caregiver, you are probably all too familiar with mealtime battles. Picky eating can put a cramp in an otherwise enjoyable meal. It can also lead to power struggles and the child developing an unhealthy relationship with

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2017 Food and Fitness Trends Worth Trying

This article is published in the 2017 Spring edition of Portland Metro Living. Mushrooms: This food trend is perfect for Oregonians in winter! In sunny months, our bodies can synthesize vitamin D naturally through sun exposure. During cloudy months, many become deficient in vitamin D. Very few foods contain vitamin D, but mushrooms are one

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Recipes and tips for healthy holidays

  The holidays evoke memories of delectable foods. Many people look forward to December with delight, anticipating wonderful foods that are sometimes only eaten once a year. Food is at the heart of many traditions, whether it be gingerbread houses, a holiday feast, or baking cookies.   While it’s good celebrate and enjoy these food

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Embrace Portland’s food scene and enjoy health benefits

Portland is known for its exciting food scene, with an abundance of choices. It’s any foodie’s dream come true: a city chock full of gastronomic adventures. While it’s often easy to forget about health while relishing culinary delights, our town offers plenty of foods that both nourish the body and delight the taste buds.  

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Back-to-school nutrition for busy families

  Back-to-school means trading those lazy days of summer for schedules and responsibilities. Often time feels short, and good nutrition suffers. Here are some tips to get you through the transition.   Make breakfast a priority. Research shows that kids do better in school if they’ve had breakfast. Their bodies and brains need fuel from

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Upcoming workshop: Mindful eating

This fun, interactive workshop will take place at Stafford Hills Club in Tualatin, Oregon on May 23, 2016 from 11am-12 pm. Cost is $25 for Stafford members, $35 for non-members. Learn how to enjoy food and appreciate taste to help manage weight and emotional eating. To sign up, call Stafford Hills Club at 503-612-2400. Click

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Upcoming workshop–Mindful eating, taste testing, and fitness Join dietitian and personal trainer Marisa Michael in this fun, interactive workshop to explore mindful eating and find out if you are a “supertaster.” Get great nutrition tips and tricks for making healthy, quick, and tasty meals. Learn how you can start or enhance your own fitness program. Get yourself on the road to

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Fueling your active lifestyle

This article appears in the April/May 2016 edition of Portland Metro Living.    Everyone can benefit from fueling their body according to their activity needs, whether it is a person with a physically demanding job, a mom with an active family, a daily exerciser, or a weekend warrior. Here are some tips to make sure

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Rethinking Health and Fitness Resolutions

In January, you faced a brand new year. Full of new hope and fresh possibilities, you might have made a New Year’s resolution. Perhaps your goal was to lose weight, tone up, eat better, or fit into those pants. You know, the ones you can’t quite zip up anymore. Resolutions are often well meaning, but

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Upcoming workshop–Build a meal!

Join me as I present my no-fail approach to preparing a variety of home-cooked, satisfying, and nutritious meals. You’ll leave this workshop with an easy-to-follow, mix-n-match meal builder handout, a pantry staple list of recommendations, recipes, and plenty of practical nutrition tips to help guide you toward better meal choices and optimal health.   This

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Healthy Holiday Tips

Tips for a Healthier Holiday The holidays bring a time to enjoy special foods, family and friends. Parties, events, and even gifts often have foods that are less than healthful. Here’s how to stay balanced this season. Eat before the party. A solid meal of vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can keep you feeling

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Hydration Strategies: Beat the Heat

This article also appears in the July 2015 newsletter of Portland Sports Psychology. Find it at All athletes know hydration matters. Being over-hydrated can compromise your performance, just as proper hydration will help you be successful. Hydration isn’t just for competition; you need to pay attention during training and recovery to make your workouts more

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Why “Real Nutrition?”

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Real Nutrition is about working with you to determine your needs and goals. As a dietitian, I am a trained expert in teaching nutrition that is real, and grounded in current evidenced-based science. Dietitians also recognize that nutrition science is always improving and sometimes conflicting. Sorting through the hype of popular media, fad diets, and seemingly

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