Meg Salvia, MS, RDN, CDE is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in working with clients with disordered eating patterns, diabetes, and maternal health. She has a private practice in Cambridge, MA (just across the Charles River from Boston) where she also lives with her husband and toddler.
Mostly Balanced serves as a forum for the recipes I make at home along with snippets from my clinical experience, research, and life around town. In my daily life in nutrition counseling sessions with my clients (whether they have an eating disorder, diabetes, or are pregnant), I get a lot of questions about what exactly to eat and see the different challenges in putting together a day’s meals, let alone planning for a week. There also tends to be a lot of focus on food rules, rigidity, and what not to eat. Here, I celebrate the abundance and enjoyment of food that tastes good and nourishes the body. I include my weekly menu plans to foster creativity and cut through some of the myths and mystery about what dietitians eat in their own homes.
The goal of Mostly Balanced is to:
- Give people realistic, delicious recipes or ideas for what to put together for meals, snacks, and desserts
- Map out sample menu plans that can be used in real life that demonstrate balance, variety, and enjoyment (learn more about my key nutrition principles here)
- Serve as a creative outlet – tinkering with recipes is fun- and share my personality through the books I read and interesting articles I stumble upon week to week
Cooking your own food and nourishing yourself is a wonderful skill to learn and practice, and it’s a helpful tool in accomplishing our own individual nutrition goals. In my counseling work, intuitive eating is a helpful, frequently used tool and framework for approaching meals and snacks. I use a non-weight focused, non-diet approach to nutrition, and I also work within the Health at Every Size (HAES) and body positive frameworks.
In addition to my private practice, I also work at an eating disorder treatment center in the Boston area, and I also speak and write on nutrition topics (especially diabetes, eating disorders, and pregnancy). I studied nutrition at Boston University, where I earned my Master’s degree, and before that, I spent five years in research at the Joslin Diabetes Center. If you’re interested, check out my professional page at megsalvia.com.
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