Breathe it all in. Love it all out.
"I have been a seeker and I still am, But I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teachings of my soul." -Rumi
Hi! I'm, Katie. On paper I am a Integrative Dietitian, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Practitioner, Chef and Wellness Advocate. While these titles definitely permeate my passions in daily life, there is a lot more to my life than my credentials. I'm a mom. Can I stop there? Seriously (insert cliche mom sentiment). I am a heart-on-my sleeve lover of life! I dream big. I love hard. My deep interactions with all of you: my family, my friends, those I work with, and those I meet during the daily rhythm of the day, truly inspire me and flood me with gratitude. I cry often and I'm proud of it. I embrace my imperfections because let's be real, we all have them, and if you ask me, our ability to embrace our messy lives is a truly beautiful attribute. I love all things that nourish our souls including good food, simple recipes, great conversations, travel, and time on my yoga mat. I willingly aspire to appreciate the beauty in the ordinary moments that make my life and heart so full.
My wellness journey began with a 2 decades gymnastics career, and my love for food has been influenced by my Italian family, my travels abroad, and the innate joy I experience in the kitchen. I have grown the most through my time spent with all of you: supporting you through illness, physical and emotional hurdles, and the challenges of day-to-day life. More recently, my spar with chronic illness gave me the opportunity to find new ways to pursue well-being, for myself and those I work with. My own healing journey inspired my to become a yoga teacher and reiki practitioner as holistic modalities helped me immensely. It has become my mission to motivate you to see how easy it can be to live a healthy, joyful life from the inside out. I want to educate you so that you feel empowered by the choices you make. Health is holistic and wellness begins with positive messages of self-love, self-respect, and joy. We all could use more of this. My food philosophy is rooted in the fact that nutrition and wellness messages are not one-size-fits all. I celebrate whole foods, and our need for simplicity in messages and in life.
If we haven't already met, I can't wait to meet you! Thanks for spending your time with me here!
I earned an AS Culinary Arts & BS Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University as well as a Masters in Nutrition from Tufts University. I completed my 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Light Within Yoga Studio in West Grove, PA. I am Reiki 2 certified. My first cookbook, "Whole Cooking and Nutrition" is available now. I have been the dietitian for the Philadelphia Phillies since 2009 and worked with the Philadelphia Flyers for over two seasons. I am the nutrition adviser for Unite for HER, an organization that educates and empowers woman with breast cancer. I owned and ran Healthy Bites to Go, a locally sourced cafe and meal delivery service for 8 years. I was a finalist on Season 5 of "The Next Food Network Star". I teach an applied nutrition class at the Drexel School of Medicine and previously taught nutrition at West Chester University and The Restaurant School. My ability to translate wellness tips into practical, everyday messages has awarded me the opportunity to share my expertise on local and national TV and in print.