Jenn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, licensed with the state of Montana. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and has a background in western herbalism and energy medicine.
During her college years, a strong desire to grow plants sparked in Jenn. In looking for places to cultivate this new interest, she found herself building fences on a small ranch in Virginia, planting lettuce on a research farm in Ghana and farming on a small organic operation in Maryland. Jenn has also farmed and gardened in Colorado and Montana and has visited farming operations throughout the United States and Latin America.
Jenn believes in the healing power of growing plants, digging in the dirt and eating a whole foods diet. In 2003, she started Soil for Health, a small business dedicated to the connection between the vitality of the soil and the food it produces and the health of the people who grow and consume those foods. Jenn taught families how to compost, plant gardens and cook healthier meals. With clients seeking answers to health and nutrition questions, Jenn decided to pursue a formal education in nutrition at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Jenn completed her nutrition training through the Montana State University Dietetic Internship. With an emphasis in Sustainable Food Systems, Jenn was able to integrate her agricultural background with her nutrition credentials. She was featured in Hagerstown Magazine for her work implementing a garden based nutrition curriculum at a local community garden and helped establish school gardens and other garden based nutrition programs that reached hundreds of school children in Washington County, Maryland. She continues to support small farms, grow her own food and seek ways to support a sustainable food system that makes the healthy choice the easy choice.
As a child, Jenn had a variety of chronic ailments that did not respond to conventional medicine. Over time, Jenn found numerous “alternative” modalities that led to changes in her traditional eating pattern. The dietary changes combined with herbal remedies and energy work assisted Jenn to greater states of health and wellness. Jenn looks forward to helping Red Willow client’s work with the many modalities offered here to feel better, increase energy and achieve their health goals.
Jenn has a particular interest in working with people who struggle with their relationship with food, believe their diet might hold the key to feeling better and living longer and want to deepen their relationship with the earth and plants – whether from getting their hands in the dirt and growing their own food, consuming herbal teas and tinctures or learning to cook more whole foods.
Jenn also has a 13 year old son who loves lacrosse and teaches many student athletes at the University of Montana and has developed an interest in helping these young people modify their diets for optimal athletic performance.
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