Natalie Newmeyer

MS, RD, LDN

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Patient Populations:

Older adults, LGBTQIA+, Men, Neurodivergent Patients, Patients with ADHD/ADD, Patients with ASD, Patients with depression, Patients with GAD, Patients with learning disabilities, Patients with OCD, Patients with PTSD/history of trauma, Women

About Natalie

Natalie’s interest in nutrition began during her undergraduate education when she took her first nutrition class and fell in love with the field. She is a clinical dietitian and assistant professor of nutrition with specialties in malnutrition, end-stage renal disease, gerontology, and general healthful eating. Before transitioning to academia, she worked in long-term care, sub-acute rehab, dialysis, and outpatient geriatrics, treating everything from Mercury toxicity to gastrointestinal distress.

Get To Know Natalie

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: Pozole

Go-to morning beverage: Coffee!

Favorite thing to purchase at the farmer’s market or grocery store: Cheese

Sleep ritual I never forget: Taking my Ashwagandha gummies

What I listen to for inspiration: That’s Helpful podcast

Fave recipe: Sweet potato grain bowl

Fave nutrient-packed snack: Raw cashews

Fave book/TV show/movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Grocery shopping tip: Never shop hungry

What’s one small thing someone can do today to work toward a balanced eating pattern/lifestyle? One thing someone can do to create a more balanced eating pattern is to focus on adding more fiber to each meal. Fiber helps improve bowel motility, promotes gut health, reduces cholesterol, and makes meals more satiating, which prevents over-eating.

A habit you swear by: Selective meal prep is my go-to healthy eating tip. Meal prepping entire meals can be time-consuming, but prepping some elements, such as cleaning and cutting up vegetables or prepping salads or roasted vegetables for side dishes, can ensure that you get those health elements in.

Nutrition myth or trend you find particularly annoying and would like to set the record straight: That fruit have toxic levels of fructose. It would be very difficult to consume enough fruit for this to be of concern. Whole fruit are nutrient-rich and an excellent source of fiber (a nutrient most of us are not getting enough of).

Language(s):
English

Education:
Master of Science in Applied Nutrition, Northeastern University

Dietetic Internship:
Iowa State University

Counseling Style:
Warm
Educational
Practical
Goal-oriented
Enthusiastic

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