About

My Approach

I take a functional and integrative approach. What does that mean, exactly? Functional nutrition looks at how the body works down to a cellular, and even a genetic level. We use food and nutrition to maximize your health and performance. There are a number of tools we can use to help discover what’s best for you. We integrate this approach with every other factor of your life, providing the bridge between science and your plate.

Eating well isn’t simply making the most nutritious food choices, it’s about nourishing your body, your soul, and feeding your life. It’s about having a healthy relationship with food and creating habits that are sustainable for a lifetime. It includes dinners with friends and family, experienceing different foods when travell I can help you sift through the barrage of food and nutrition messages and work with the reality of your lifestyle to help you meet your goals. Eating well is different for everyone; together we find discover what it is for you.

You’re not in this alone

Dining with family and friends is part of what makes life enjoyable. It’s not just the big celebrations and holidays that bring us together, but lunches with a friend and weeknight dinners at home. The plans we create together are specific to you and your lifestyle. We pay attention to your needs and the importance of enjoying food.

Introductions are in order

Kristin Koskinen, RDN, LD, CD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

My mission is straightforward: to be who I needed and I’ve created my practice to serve my clients to give them what I wish was available to me.

My interest in nutrition began when I was in my teens and a dancer in a pre-professional ballet company. There was a lot of talk about diets and weight loss, but not much understanding about nutrition maximize performance. While in college, I struggled with an eating disorder. I found that the limited resources available to me just didn’t “get it,” and if I wanted to recover, I was going to have to find the solution myself. I redirected my academic pursuits toward finding the answers to the questions I had about how food and nutrition can not only make a better dancer, but the role of nutrition in medicine and healing.  I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology.  After graduation, I was accepted to Drexel University’s graduate program in Human Nutrition and Food Science. I completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center and began my career as a clinical dietitian.

My practice has grown over the years and centers on performance nutrition. My I’m keenly aware of not only the nutritional impact of food, but also the psycho-social components of food, diet, and culture.  I work dancers and other artistic athletes, many of whom are hypermobile, which has expanded my practice to include those on the hypermobile spectrum as well as people with concerns about connective tissue recovery.

In addition to my private practice, I contribute to many dance-specific groups that support dancer health including Apolla Performance and The Ellovè Technique. I’m a founding member  of DanseMedica, Help4Dancers, and the resident dietitian for Bendy Bodies. I’m an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Dietitians, and the Integrative and Functional Medicine dietetics practice group, and the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. I’m a frequent guest-lecturer for universities and ballet companies. You can find me on social and real media including Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Dance Spirit, Runners World, Huff Post, Thrive Media, LiveStrong, Today, and NBC, as well as industry-specific podcasts including DanceWell and Bendy Bodies.

My life is rounded out by my loves which include my amazing husband, our five children, travel, my koi pond, and hiking with our golden retriever, Duke.

Introductions are in order

Kristin Koskinen, RDN, LD, CD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Kristin is a registered dietitian nutritionist who is passionate about helping people achieve their best health and long-term wellness. Kristin graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BS in Biology with an emphasis on pre-professional school coursework, and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, she was accepted to Drexel University’s graduate program in Human Nutrition and Food Science. During her time at Drexel, she decided to shift gears and complete the remaining coursework necessary to complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics. She completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  She began her career as a clinical dietitian, but found her real calling was in nutrition coaching and education. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Dietitians, and the Integrative and Functional Medicine dietetics practice groups. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, travel, and hiking with her golden retriever, Duke.

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