Online Plant-Based Dietitian in the United States
Welcome to my page! I'm Clara, a plant-based registered dietitian and nutritionist. I offer Zoom sessions accessible in several states across the United States. Here are some of my areas of expertise:
With 20+ years of nutrition experience and a proven track record for lasting weight loss, Clara coaches clients to use nutrition as a key tool in achieving weight loss goals while prioritizing sanity and health.
Clara, having completed three half marathons, understands firsthand that with proper fueling (yes, as a vegetarian or vegan) and adequate training, your body can achieve remarkable results.
With firsthand experience raising a child through different life stages, Clara offers practical insights, tools, and nutrition science-based support, ensuring essential nutrition during crucial growth and development stages.
Digestion plays a crucial role in nourishing our bodies. Identifying root causes of digestive disorders is key to real healing. Clara aims to uncover these root causes, providing relief while supporting your plant-focused diet.
Ensuring proper nutrition support for both you and your baby is crucial during pregnancy. Clara will guide you, allowing you to confidently maintain your plant-based diet while nurturing your growing baby and preparing for the exciting arrival.
With personal experience raising a child through various life stages, Clara provides practical insights along with tools and support grounded in her nutrition science training. You can trust that essential nutrition is available during these crucial stages of growth and development.
About Clara, Plant-Based Registered Dietitian
- Hoge School Nijmegen, Netherlands. Course Work in Foods and Dietetics. 1995-98
- Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. 1998-00
- Dietetic Internship Huguley Memorial Hospital,Fort Worth, TX , 2000
- 6/01 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management level II, 2010
- Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management level I, 2002
- Worked under Dr Cheryl Bothwell and late James Peters MD in a lifestyle medicine practice
- The menopause society certified practitioner in progress
- Continuing education in motivational interviewing, hormone health, blood sugar management
- Recorded total vegetarian cooking segments for satellite network
- Produced a total vegetarian cooking DVD 2010
- Held total vegetarian cooking classes with >100 in attendance
- Licensed to practice as a Registered Dietitian in multiple states;
While Clara may not be a licensed registered dietitian in every state, she can still conduct virtual Zoom sessions as a nutrition expert in states where there are no “practice exclusivity” regulations for dietitians.
These states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Clara's Journey with Plant-Based Nutrition
What motivated you to become a dietitian?
Reason I became a vegetarian is that my mother was diagnosed with metastasized cancer when I was 14. There wasn’t much hope that conventional medicine offered for her and so she worked with a natural doctor from Germany and my mother changed her lifestyle to vegetarian, frequent juicing, supplements, and trust in God. She lived another great, 13 years. It inspired me to want to know more about the power of food and it prompted me to study nutrition. Besides that I also was fascinated with all the weight loss diets that I saw family members go off and on.