ABOUT ABIGAIL TAFT
BA in History, Brown University
Dietetics, New York University
Masters in Nutrition Candidate, Case Western Reserve University
Dietetic Internship at The Cleveland Clinic
Welcome to Abigail Taft Nutrition! I'm a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in Cleveland, OH. I completed my dietetic internship at the Cleveland Clinic and am currently in my final semester of my masters in Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University.
I LOVE food and have always been hyper-aware of the way food makes me feel. I am amazed by the positive effect that food and lifestyle changes have had on my own health and overall well being, and I'm here to show you how food can make you feel your best!
My journey to a career in nutrition began with my love for food, coupled with my own health struggles. I was a Division 1 athlete in college, and yet the Freshman 15 was a very real thing for me. After graduation, I moved to New York City and worked in financial marketing and recruiting and struggled with weight gain, low energy, digestive issues and simply just figuring out how to feel better. I knew I was functioning suboptimally and I knew there had to be a way to fix it. I know what it's like to sit at a desk all day and struggle with balancing your own health with a busy work schedule, social life, and personal commitments. I know what it's like to struggle to get out of bed every morning to get to work on-time, let alone fit in a workout, and I know what it's like to be constantly surrounded by free snacks at work and tempted by happy hours and work dinners at night. I also know how to navigate the everyday struggles and make the right choices to optimize your health. Most importantly, I know how to make it enjoyable and delicious along the way.
I have worked with a diverse range of clients and in different settings including clinical acute care, wellness, health coaching, functional medicine, public health and counseling. The common thread across all of these areas is that every person's approach to nutrition and wellness must be highly individualized. My philosophy involves a holistic and deep dive into your life, schedule, and habits. We'll discuss the science of nutrition, sleep, exercise, supplements, relationships, and of course, food. I breakdown the science of nutrition, making it practical and simple, and giving you lifelong knowledge and skills to apply to your lifestyle. Whether you want to lose weight, manage a medical condition, get ready for an event or just learn more about healthy choices, I'm here to support and educate you every step of the way. My philosophy to nutrition is always delicious, practical, and approachable.
I look forward to working with you, or please feel free to simply learn and get some inspiration from my blog, Spoonful of Abby. Enjoy!
ABOUT ABIGAIL TAFT NUTRITION
Abigail Taft Nutrition is an integrative nutrition consulting business and private practice. Our focus is on individualization, for our one-on-one counseling clients, presentations, events, articles, and brand consulting work. Abigail combines her unique background in marketing and financial recruiting with her nutrition education and training in her approach to all projects and client work.
Our nutrition philosophy is built on two principles: the science of nutrition and the individuality of the person. A basic understanding of the science of nutrition is critical in understanding how your body reacts to certain foods, why you’re bloated, how your hunger hormones work, why blood glucose is so critical in controlling cravings and weight, and how food may manifest in certain disease states. And then one must consider all of the unique things that influence a person’s health - schedule, relationships, sleep, exercise, spirituality, environment, and of course, diet. We take an integrative and functional medicine lens to get to the root cause of issues. Often times something in your life is out of balance - diet, environmental toxins, sleep, nutrient deficiencies - and it’s affecting your overall health. We work closely with you to figure out your unique puzzle, get to the root cause of your problem, and ensure all of your body systems and puzzle pieces are in balance. Our approach may involve one or a range of dietary interventions combined with lifestyle and behavior change.