About

I am a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Minnesota. I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor helping people cultivate a healthy relationship with food, mind and body. I earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Minnesota State University-Mankato, followed by a dietetic internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. I am the owner of Bjerke Nutrition and Wellness, LLC whose mission is to help clients heal their relationship with food, find freedom from diet culture and get back to the joy of eating using weight-inclusive, anti-diet approaches to nutrition counseling.

Here is what that means.  

I won’t prescribe weight loss to improve your health. I won’t assume weight loss will even improve your health. I won’t consider your body weight a measure of your health or your worth. I am opposed to the oppressive system of diet culture and I am Health at Every Size aligned. I focus on behaviors and modifiable outcomes using evidence-based interventions like Intuitive Eating. I offer respectful and compassionate care for people in all body types, shapes and sizes.

My Story

My Intuitive Eating journey began about 5 years ago while I was pregnant with my daughter. I knew I wanted to pass on and instill a loving relationship with food and body to her, but I had some work to do. A close friend and fellow dietitian recommended the book Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN. Let me tell you, the light bulb didn’t just go off, but exploded. The message touched my soul. It was a stellar ah-ha moment not only personally, but professionally. It is what led me to Intuitive Eating and from there I took a leap down the rabbit hole and never looked back. 

I enjoy spending time with my husband and two beautiful children. I am an avid reader, enjoy getting outdoors for long walks, and love being creative/artsy. I enjoy cooking (most of the time), dislike baking (too much measuring) and love learning new things. I am passionate about hearing people’s stories and understand we all have different lived experiences that shape how we view the world. 

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